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.
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 10-step coaching system. Apart from being an executive coach, Stephen is an economist, author, keynote speaker, and associate professor.
What our Executive Coaching clients say about Stephen
These clients have all completed executive coaching programs with Stephen Bruyant-Langer.
Stephen is an incredible coach. He was excellent at understanding my priorities and helping me set the best course of action.
My Personal Business Plan has persisted (unlike many other development processes throughout my life that have been forgotten).
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.
I compiled my own Personal Business Plan in the Toolkit … a crucial step towards transformation in my personal as well as my professional life.
Stephen was my coach and dedicated mentor for 12 months when I happened to be ‘in-between corporate roles’ in Bangkok. I was exposed to the PBP concept, which is absolutely brilliant.
The Personal Business Plan came with strong recommendations – and I must say Stephen delivered. It has been a very rewarding journey with him.
The effective online Toolkit helped turn my introspective reflections into a coherent and concise long-term plan.
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.
The Personal Business Plan is an extremely strong concept with an impressive structure.
With “Your Personal Business Plan” your biggest existential questions look like common sense.
The Personal Business Plan inspired me to go big!
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.
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.
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.
The deep dive exercises in the online Toolkit open a room for reflection and creation of a strategic direction in your life.
The continuous documenting of my personal progress in the online Toolkit ensured that my reflections became fully internalized.
The Personal Business Plan is an immensely efficient tool – for clarifying potentials and priorities as well as for determining your future path.
The Personal Business Plan is the best thing I have done to develop myself and plan my life in a fast-moving world!
”You only live once but if you do it right, once is enough”, in all its simplicity describes what ”My Personal Business Plan” is all about!
My meeting with Stephen’s thinking forced me to review my accomplishments as well as my motivators in a different light.
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.
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.
The PBP program gave me a systematic way of viewing my achievements in a broader and better perspective.
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.
When I finally retired, I was at ease with myself, prepared for my new life in so many ways.
The PBP program’s high-touch / high-tech integration is very powerful.
The Personal Business Plan system helped me transform myself.
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.
The Personal Business Plan is a magnificent step-by-step method, clear and comprehensive.
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
Stephen's personal Four Leaf Clover
This is Stephen’s personal Four Leaf Clover. It defines his roles and guides his actions.
Stephen’s roles all revolve around LEADERSHIP.
Founder of The Personal Business Plan and the PBP Toolkit
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Stephen offers keynotes about finding your life ambition, reinventing yourself, career, leadership, and headhunting.
Do you need inspiration and guidance? Stephen's books provide blueprints for running your life.
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.
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.
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
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Stephen has personally certified all our PBP Coaches
Across the world, they deliver Executive Coaching based on The Personal Business Plan concept and methodology.
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.
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.
Rune is a headhunter and advisor for top executives and board members.
Building on 30+ years of global business experience, Francis advises organizations on personal development and leadership and guides leaders towards aspirational goals.
Lena runs her own consultancy company, based in New York, Cannes, and Copenhagen. She works with executives across industries worldwide.
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.
Ulrik builds organizational and leadership strength in local and global companies in his consultancy company Valesco (‘Grow Stronger’).
Mikkel runs his own performance coaching company in Copenhagen, focusing on individual performance coaching and organizational changes.
Thit is CEO of a private Danish foundation working with social responsibility. At the same time, she runs her own coaching company.
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.
Ulrikke is an experienced ICF accredited business coach with a strong background as an HR professional and a passion for scale-ups and founders.
Tomas is our first PBP Partner in North America. He has worked with the PBP founders since 2012.
Stephen runs his own consultancy company, focusing on executive search and coaching in a broad range of industries.
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.