STEPHEN BRUYANT-LANGER

Meet the mind behind the recipe for success

Stephen Bruyant-Langer tells about the joy of executive coaching and changing people’s lives.

What our Executive Coaching clients say about Stephen

These clients have all completed executive coaching programs with Stephen Bruyant-Langer.

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Thomas Jul

CEO, Inpay A/S
The Personal Business Plan lifted the bar significantly for what I expect to achieve in the 2nd half of my career as well as in my life.
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Mads Ulrik Pedersen

Owner and CEO, Nordic Greens A/S & Founder, Scandinavian Cannabis A/S
Stephen is an incredible coach. He was excellent at understanding my priorities and helping me set the best course of action.
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Majken Schultz

Professor Copenhagen Business School, Chairwoman Carlsberg Foundation, Board member Carlsberg Group & Vice chairwoman 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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Ankit Tripathi

Power BI Consultant, Creadis Wind Solutions A/S
I compiled my own Personal Business Plan in the Toolkit … a crucial step towards transformation in my personal as well as my professional life.
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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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Jens Aaløse

Managing Partner, Maj Invest Equity & Member of Executive Board, Maj Invest Holding
The Personal Business Plan is an extremely strong concept with an impressive structure.
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Peter Kürstein

Chairman, Radiometer A/S (A Danaher Company) and Ferrosan Medical Devices ApS & Vice Chairman, FOSS Analytical A/S
With “Your Personal Business Plan” your biggest existential questions look like common sense.
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Robert Kledal

CEO and Investor, Hydro Hull Cleaning & Board member, Blue Water Shipping and Wrist Ship Supply
After completing the PBP program, I am much more ‘crisp’ on what I bring to the table and where I should zoom in to further improve my own value proposition.
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Hui Wang Christiansen

Value Realization Manager, Technology Finance, A.P. Moller - Maersk
The online PBP Toolkit brought me to a state of clarity. The PBP process is both hard work and great fun — and its transformational effect is amazing.
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Jakob Ellehauge Sode

Financial Advisor & Business Angel
The Personal Business Plan reduced my general uncertainty by eliminating the friction between the way I see my story and the way others see it.
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Anders Rahr

CEO, NN07
The continuous documenting of my personal progress in the online Toolkit ensured that my reflections became fully internalized.
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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

CEO, SustainRecharge ApS
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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Joachim Rubow

SVP Group Communications, Marketing, CSR and Claims Prevention, Tryg Insurance
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

CEO, Convena Distribution 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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Lise Agerley Kürstein

Head of Communications, Copenhagen Airport A/S
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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Peter Englev

Head of Industrial Equipment & Transport, Nordea Finance Equipment
The Personal Business Plan Toolkit provides you with in-depth knowledge of your personal and professional drivers and what it takes to become happier in your personal life as well as your business life.
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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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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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Stephen's career provides the foundation

  • Top Executive Coach
  • Father of The Personal Business Plan
  • Over 30 years of experience in global marketing (L’Oréal and Coca-Cola) and headhunting (Korn Ferry)
  • Economist, author of successful leadership books, keynote speaker, and avid contributor to business columns
  • Associate professor at Copenhagen Business School, Denmark, and Associate at The Møller Institute, University of Cambridge, UK

Graphic depiction of Stephen Bruyant-Langer's career

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Stephen's personal Four Leaf Clover

This is Stephen’s personal Four Leaf Clover. It defines his roles and guides his actions.

Stylized drawing of four leaf clover with text in leaves

Stephen’s roles all revolve around LEADERSHIP.

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Why Stephen made The Personal Business Plan

A business plan is a well-known concept in business.  An ambitious plan has many qualities.  It is precise, it is complete, and it is specific.  It relates to the short run as well as to the long run.  First and foremost, it can be executed.

Stephen Bruyant-Langer wrote his own Personal Business Plan in 1996.  He was CMO with The Coca-Cola Company when one day, two men in black suits flew in from Atlanta to let him know, “We’re sorry to inform you that you’re no longer with the Company. It’s not personal.”  Finding himself out of a job with a wife and 4 young children and all obligations that go with it, he needed to change direction in life.  So, what did he do? He applied his marketing skills, looked at himself as a product, analyzed his capabilities, his values and dreams in life – and he made a plan.

Stephen changed paths and went on to become a successful headhunter and executive coach.

His new start was in a business psychology boutique, where he gained a professional understanding of human behavior.  Mette, his lawyer wife, still believes this up-leveling of empathy is the best thing to happen in their marriage!  Later, Stephen went on to major executive search companies.  In over 20 years he has interviewed and coached thousands of leaders.  Most of them, people who do well in life.  He stems from the blue-chip world of Coca-Cola, L’Oréal, and Korn Ferry.  He knows what good looks like.

Consistently, Stephen has applied and perfected his Personal Business Plan system and taken his coaching clients to new heights.

In 2012, Stephen wrote his first book about aligning career and life, Your Next Career – A headhunter’s guide to lifelong success (in Danish).

In 2013, Stephen documented his unique coaching system in his book The Personal Business Plan – A blueprint for running your life (Wiley).

In 2014, Mette and Stephen dedicated themselves full time to making The Personal Business Plan accessible for everyone, democratizing executive coaching.

In 2015, their first of many PBP Coaches joined the Personal Business Plan organization.

In 2017, they launched the PBP Toolkit online. They have transformed The Personal Business Plan system into a platform of 40 online exercises, a user-friendly, cost-effective alternative to Stephen’s personal coaching sessions.  They have created the ultimate personal coach, at your disposal 24/7, for you to complete at the time and speed that suits you specifically.

In 2018 and 2019, they hosted PBP Summits: Where Big Brains Meet Big Hearts.

In 2020, they upgraded the PBP Toolkit to a personal eBook, available for all users.

In 2021, PBP Coach number 15 joined the Personal Business Plan organization. All PBP Coaches are certified by Stephen Bruyant-Langer personally.

In 2022, the PBP Toolkit has users in 91 unique countries.

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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.

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Find a PBP executive coaching program with Stephen that suits your needs

Choose the PBP program that suits your current situation and finances best:

  • TOOLKIT — For the resourceful professional looking for career growth
  • MANAGER — For the ambitious manager who wants to steer their career in the right direction
  • LEADER — For the mature leader who wants to become a top executive
  • TOP EXECUTIVE — For the successful executive who wants existential clarity in life
Toolkit
? For the resourceful professional looking for career growth
DIY Career Planning Lifetime
Manager
? For the ambitious manager who wants to steer their career in the right direction
Career Guidance 4 - 6 weeks
Most popular
Leader
? For the mature leader who wants to become a top executive
Career Accelerator 1 - 3 months
Top Executive
? For the successful executive who wants existential clarity in life
Full Program 6 -12 months
Price
$497
First 24 hours free
$4,497
$12,497
$40,497
Toolkit
Online Toolkit
? Lifetime access to 40 interactive exercises for you to create your own Personal Business Plan
Personal eBook
? Your completed Personal Business Plan as an eBook
Book
PBP Book
? Stephens Bruyant-Langer's book "The Personal Business Plan - A blueprint for running your life" (Wiley 2013)
Coaching
Executive Coaching 1-2-1
? Private customized coaching sessions between you and your PBP executive coach
1 session x 2 hrs
Appraisal
3 sessions x 2 hrs
Customized
10 sessions x 2 hrs
Comprehensive
Appraisal of your plan
? Complete review and verbal feedback on your completed Personal Business Plan
Lifeline
? Free calls to your PBP executive coach
Career Service
? Help on your CV, LinkedIn profile, executive presence, career plan, and other job-related matters
Trusted Advisor
? Sparring on all matters in your professional and personal life
Concierge Service
? Recommendations for culture, leisure, and network
Network
LinkedIn Community
? Membership of the exclusive LinkedIn group "The Personal Business Planners"

Stephen has personally certified all our PBP Coaches

Across the world, they deliver Executive Coaching based on The Personal Business Plan concept and methodology.

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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

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

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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Francis De Bie

Kortrijk, Belgium
Building on 30+ years of global business experience, Francis advises organizations on personal development and leadership and guides leaders towards aspirational goals.
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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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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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Ulrik Langermann

Copenhagen, Denmark
Ulrik builds organizational and leadership strength in local and global companies in his consultancy company Valesco (‘Grow Stronger’).
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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

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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Kurt Mikkelsen

Hobro, Denmark
Oslo, Norway
Kurt is an economist, businessman, and ICF-certified coach. He has life-long experience in making his employees and clients reach their highest potential, especially in demanding times.
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Ulrikke Olufsen

Copenhagen, Denmark
Ulrikke is an experienced ICF accredited business coach with a strong background as an HR professional and a passion for scale-ups and founders.
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Lasse's video testimonial

Lasse Rich Henningsen, CEO of Musikkens Hus, Aalborg, Denmark, has worked with The Personal Business Plan on all levels.  He has completed the full executive coaching program with Stephen Bruyant-Langer as his personal coach over the course of 12 months.  He has read Stephen’s book The Personal Business Plan.  And he has documented his results in the PBP Toolkit.

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

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