EXECUTIVE COACHING

Meet the mind behind the recipe for success

Stephen is the father of The Personal Business Plan.  Since developing his own Personal Business Plan in 1996, he has successfully transformed thousands of lives through his unique coaching system.  He has over 30 years of experience in global marketing with L’Oréal and Coca-Cola and in headhunting with Korn Ferry.  He is an economist, author of successful leadership books, associate professor at Copenhagen Business School, keynote speaker, and avid contributor to business columns.

EXECUTIVE COACHING

How does the PBP Executive Coaching program work?

We are all alike.  We share the same thoughts, doubts, and fears.  So why not take a shortcut to the top?  Learn from the best.  Emulate success.  Prepare your future by being as strategic about your own life as you are about your work.

Our executive coaching programs are freedom put into a system.

Tailored to you individually

All our executive coaching programs are tailored to you individually.  Your needs and expectations always set the basis for our coaching.  That said, you will find our executive coaching to be quite directive.  We tell you what we see, we advise you specifically what to do – in other words, we do not hold back on our opinions.

In a full program, you will complete 10 carefully planned 2-hour coaching sessions with your PBP Coach over a period of 6-12 months.  In between the coaching, sessions you will read the corresponding book chapters and work in the Toolkit, documenting your reflections and conclusions.  You will also interact with your PBP Coach about any specific issues you may have along the way, such as a CV or a board presentation.

If you need something other than a full program, we will design it to suit your individual requirements.

Learning Philosophy

The learning philosophy behind The Personal Business Plan implies that you alternate between:

  • Completing 40 exercises in your 10 one-2-one sessions with your executive PBP coach – using your auditive and visual learning styles.
  • Reading 10 chapters in the PBP Book – using your logical and sequential learning styles.
  • Reflecting upon your findings and documenting them in the Toolkit – using your creative and deductive learning styles.

A renowned business psychologist once described this system as the ideal pedagogical process.  It successively refines and synthesizes your ideas and turns them into action.

Output – Your personal plan

Your specific output is your Personal Business Plan – spanning 50-100 pages.  Here you will find all the answers to the questions you have been wrestling with for years.  Its final pages are a specific timeline, ready for you to execute.

This all sounds extremely structured.  And it is!  But within this solid framework, we are at complete liberty to prioritize and address your most important and imminent issues. For example,

  • If you’re looking for a job, we will twist the system into a high-quality outplacement program (cover letter, CV, headhunter contacts, network, interview training).
  • If you’re looking for a promotion, we will transform the system into an ambitious career planner.
  • If you’re looking for personal development, we will use the system from an existential angle.

No matter what, The Personal Business Plan always focuses on your individual success criteria and delivers upon them.  We provide you with a shortcut to the top.

Our Both/And approach

Our learning philosophy ensures that we always use a “Both/And” approach:

  • Both flexible and structured
  • Both soft and tough
  • Both ideas and action
  • Both plan and execution.

Our experience from thousands of clients, thousands of interviews, and thousands of executive coaching sessions are at your service.  We will not let you down!

EXECUTIVE COACHING

Downloads

Are you curious about our executive coaching? Do you want to know more about how it may help you? Download the following material for information, inspiration, and guidance about our executive coaching program.

Our Certified
 PBP Partners

Our PBP Partners deliver Executive Coaching based on The Personal Business Plan concept and methodology. They are all certified by Stephen Bruyant-Langer personally. We are proud to work with these excellent professionals.

Melinda Weston

Melinda Weston

Melbourne, Australia
Melinda is our PBP partner in Australia.  She runs her own consultancy business in career coaching and outplacement, creating clarity and direction for her clients.
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Rajeev Bhadauria Executive Coaching The Personal Business Plan

Rajeev Bhadauria

New Delhi, India
Rajeev Bhadauria is our PBP Partner in India. He runs his own consultancy business in New Delhi after 30+ years as an HR executive. Rajeev works in English, Hindi, and Urdu.
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Rune Sorensen The Personal Business Plan

Rune Sorensen

Aarhus, Denmark
Rune works as Partner in an Executive Search company as headhunter and executive advisor for top executives and board members.
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Executive coach Olivier Courtois at The Personal Business Plan

Olivier S.E. Courtois

Brussels, Paris, London, Dubai
Olivier is a CEO Advisor, author, speaker, and executive coach for executives and top teams.  He has global leadership experience on five continents and works in five languages.
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Lena Beck Roervig

Lena Beck Roervig

New York City, USA
Cannes, France
Copenhagen, Denmark
Lena runs her own consultancy company, based in New York, Cannes, and Copenhagen.  She works with executives across industries worldwide.
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Mikkel Gradert

Copenhagen, Denmark
Mikkel runs his own performance coaching company in Copenhagen, focusing on individual performance coaching and organizational changes.
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Thit Aaris-Hoeg

Thit Aaris-Hoeg

Copenhagen, Denmark
London, UK
Thit is CEO of a private Danish foundation working with social responsibility.  At the same time, she runs her own coaching company.
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Career and Leadership Advice

With his background in blue-chip marketing and headhunting, Stephen knows a lot about the demands and opportunities in professional work life. Here is his advice on how to apply for a leadership job and how to get off in the best way, once you have the position.

1. The Good Job Interview

2. Your First 100 Days as a Leader

EXECUTIVE COACHING

Stephen meets
John Travolta

In this conversation with Stephen Bruyant-Langer, John Travolta shares how he has reinvented himself several times, professionally as well as personally.

What our Executive Coaching clients say

Britt Meelby Jensen

Britt Meelby Jensen

CEO, Atos Medical AB
I am much clearer about my priorities and “mission” in life, which makes me more comfortable in making choices.  I think many senior executives could benefit from The Personal Business Plan.
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Portrait of Hui Wang Christiansen

Hui Wang Christiansen

Project Management Officer, AP Pension
I met Stephen at a turning point in my life.  I had performed outstandingly at work, was half way through my executive MBA, and in search of a major up-leveling of my career.
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Majken Schultz

Majken Schultz

Professor, Copenhagen Business School & Board member, Carlsberg, Danish Crown, Realdania
Stephen has been a very inspiring coach in helping me set aspirations for my next level of accomplishments – in my own research as well as in my various leadership roles.
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Charlotte Wordenskjold Norregaard-Ettle

Charlotte Wordenskjold Nørregaard-Ettle

CFO Asia Pacific, Windmoeller & Hoelscher Asia Pacific Co. Ltd.
Stephen was my coach and dedicated mentor for 12 months when I happened to be ‘in-between corporate roles’ in Bangkok.  PBP is a fascinating journey, bringing self-insight for better and for worse.
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Jakob Ellehauge Sode

Jakob Ellehauge Sode

Financial Advisor & Business Angel
I turned to The Personal Business Plan for executive coaching by Stephen Bruyant-Langer and the online Toolkit. The result was very convincing!
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Anders Rahr

Senior Vice President, IC Group A/S
Stephen challenges you relentlessly in the most charming and elegant way. His style establishes an honest and energetic bedrock for developing my Personal Business Plan.
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Luise Faurschou

Luise Faurschou

CEO & Founder, Faurschou Art Resources & ART 2030
The Personal Business Plan is an immensely efficient tool – for clarifying potentials and priorities as well as for determining your future path.
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Jens Almdal

Jens Almdal

VP District Energy Network Stations, Danfoss A/S
The Personal Business Plan is the best thing I have done to develop myself and plan my life in a fast-moving world!
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Alexander Reinhold

Alexander Reinhold

Director Consumer Business, Deloitte Munich
His concept “The Personal Business Plan” along with his individual coaching style and the online Toolkit are a very powerful combination.
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Hjalte Kjems

Hjalte Kjems

Owner, HK Entreprise A/S
I run a successful construction company.  Since I started working with Stephen, my personal life, as well as my professional life, have improved in ways I did not imagine before.
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Lise Agerley

Lise Agerley

Owner, Agerley Public Relations
When you have a busy day, you often forget to stop and notice what makes you happy. Stephen has helped me clarify what matters in my life.
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Flemming Borreskov

Flemming Borreskov

President and Founder Catalytic Society, ex-CEO Realdania
Completing “My Personal Business Plan” 5 years ago developed into a great and inspiring journey.  Stephen Bruyant-Langer was an excellent coach throughout the process.
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Joachim Rubow

Joachim Rubow

SVP Group Communications, Marketing, CSR and Claims Prevention, Tryg Insurance
Based on title only, The Personal Business Plan might sound like yet another unleash-your-unrealized-potential book.  It isn’t.  My meeting with Stephen’s thinking forced me to review my accomplishments as well as my motivators in a different light.
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Morten Felding

Morten Felding

CEO, Atea A/S
The coaching process has given me great insight into myself.  I believe I have become a stronger and sharper leader and person with the insight I now have.
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Niels Henriksen

Niels Henriksen

Chief Consultant, Pluss Leadership
If you dare to challenge your beliefs about your professional life, the Personal Business Plan (PBP) has by far the best mindset and methods I’ve tried.
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Niels Moller Nielsen

Niels Moller Nielsen

Head of General Managers, Central & Eastern Europe, WS Audiology A/S
One of Stephen’s greatest strengths is his communication skills.  I have been part of many different audiences, where Stephen has been a keynote speaker.
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Peter Englev

Peter Englev

Head of Industrial Equipment & Transport, SG Finans - a Société Générale company
The combination of the coaching sessions and The Personal Business Plan Toolkit provides you with in-depth knowledge of your personal and professional drivers.
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Susanne Arnfred

Susanne Arnfred

Vice Dean, Deloitte University EMEA
Stephen delivered an excellent session for a group of our senior partners.  His many years of experience gives him great credibility and shines through in his presence
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Torben Janholt

Torben Janholt

President and Founder Just Water, ex-CEO J. Lauritzen A/S
When I finally retired, I was at ease with myself, prepared for my new life in so many ways.
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