+1 347 223 5128

+44 20 3744 5675

Our professional consultants are ready to guide you

Conquer professional goals and realize your highest self

Stephen Bruyant-Langer

travels from Denmark

Author, Leadership expert, Futurist, and President & Founder of The Personal Business Plan

Request fees and availability

5 out of 5 stars

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."

Susanne Arnfred - Partner, Deloitte & Vice Dean, Deloitte University EMEA. See all references

Why you should book Stephen Bruyant-Langer for your next event

  • Stephen Bruyant-Langer wrote his own Personal Business Plan in 1996 wanting to get back on track for success after being dismissed from his previous job. He changed paths and went on to become a successful headhunter and executive coach.
  • The Personal Business Plan grew into the high-level executive coaching business it is today, with 15 PBP Partners on 5 continents, helping leaders to re-invent themselves and build their dream life. The Personal Business Plan online Toolkit has users in more than 90 countries.
  • With top-level education and with deep knowledge of the markets, Stephen presents a solid understanding of the corporate world and strategies.
  • Stephen has extensive experience in the corporate world deriving from C-Level roles in global market leaders such as L’Oréal, The Coca-Cola Company, Korn Ferry, and of course from his own company.
  • Stephen describes his executive coaching work as an amalgamation of corporate, academic, entrepreneurial, and consulting competencies. He applies a Nordic leadership style resulting in total transparency as he values trust and respect when working with clients and colleagues.
Non-binding request for Stephen Bruyant-Langer

Send a simple request. You’ll get a quick reply with fees and availability

  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.
About icon

About Stephen

Lecture icon

Keynote

Video icon

Video

References icon

References

Request fees and availability
Keynote speaker Stephen Bruyant-Langer is the President & Founder of The Personal Business Plan. Before founding his own company, he was Managing Partner at Korn Ferry, the world’s leading Executive Search and Talent Management company. Stephen Bruyant-Langer has more than 35 years of experience in the world of Executive Coaching, headhunting and marketing. He empowers people to make informed life choices (and find peace of mind).

Why you should book Stephen Bruyant-Langer for your next event

  • Stephen Bruyant-Langer wrote his own Personal Business Plan in 1996 wanting to get back on track for success after being dismissed from his previous job. He changed paths and went on to become a successful headhunter and executive coach.
  • The Personal Business Plan grew into the high-level executive coaching business it is today, with 15 PBP Partners on 5 continents, helping leaders to re-invent themselves and build their dream life. The Personal Business Plan online Toolkit has users in more than 90 countries.
  • With top-level education and with deep knowledge of the markets, Stephen presents a solid understanding of the corporate world and strategies.
  • Stephen has extensive experience in the corporate world deriving from C-Level roles in global market leaders such as L’Oréal, The Coca-Cola Company, Korn Ferry, and of course from his own company.
  • Stephen describes his executive coaching work as an amalgamation of corporate, academic, entrepreneurial, and consulting competencies. He applies a Nordic leadership style resulting in total transparency as he values trust and respect when working with clients and colleagues.

Before founding his own company, distinguished speaker Stephen Bruyant-Langer was Managing Partner at the world’s leading Executive Search and Talent Management company, Korn Ferry. He has more than 25 years of experience with top executive coaching and headhunting.

For the past 25 years, Stephen Bruyant-Langer has also been an Associate Professor at Copenhagen Business School, where he teaches classes on Strategic Market Management and Corporate Communication. He has always been an active debater, who has written more than 400 articles on leadership. On top he is a sought-after keynote speaker in Denmark and abroad.

Throughout his career, the popular keynote speaker Stephen Bruyant-Langer has interviewed and advised thousands of ambitious and successful individuals. Based on his knowledge and experiences he presents a variety of tested tools and tricks, which will help you control your career and your future.

In 2012 his Danish bestseller “Your Next Career – The Headhunter’s Guide to Lifelong Success” was published and praised by critics. In 2013 his global bestseller “The Personal Business Plan – A Blueprint for Running Your Life” was published, leading to the global expansion of Stephen’s Executive Coaching Program.

Above all, keynote speaker Stephen Bruyant-Langer helps you create Your Personal Business Plan – a tool developed and perfected in collaboration with top executives. Your Personal Business Plan will ensure that you create results for yourself and others while retaining your Life Ambition and dreams.

Stephen walks the talk and continues to develop himself. In 2020, he became Supervisor at The Executive MBA program at the The Technical University of Denmark, where he is responsible for the Personal Leadership module. In 2021, he became Associate at Møller Institute, Churchill College, The University of Cambridge, which is the Leadership and Professional Development Centre of Excellence for The University of Cambridge. In 2022, he finished the manuscript for his upcoming book dealing with Meaning from four different perspectives: Philosophy, Psychology, Neurology and Strategy.

Our speaker Stephen Bruyant-Langer is fluent in English, French, and Danish.

See keynotes with Stephen Bruyant-Langer
Keynote by Stephen Bruyant-Langer

The Personal Business Plan – A Blueprint for Running Your Life

How to find your life ambition, reinvent yourself, remain learning agile, and maintain your courage to commit.
You’d never think to embark on a business venture without a thorough and coherent plan. So why do so many people stagger through life with no real strategy – just going with the flow, seeing what happens? It’s time we gave our lives the same importance we give to our business exploits.
What you need is a compass – a transition tool which helps you when you are unsure which way to go and enables you to answer all the questions in your life. The Personal Business Plan will help you to understand and adapt the pattern in your life, so that you can feel free and focus on the future.

Keynote by Stephen Bruyant-Langer

How to Create and Maintain Engagement - Matching Your Personal and Professional Life

In these turbulent times employees are searching for meaning.
There is a threatening feeling of exhaustion. What they need is a clearer picture of the future, both from a personal and from an organizational level.
This keynote addresses these issues and deals with the questions of psychological safety, loyalty, stress, and wellbeing.
You will feel invigorated and inspired – top motivated to deal with your challenges from a new and better perspective.

Keynote by Stephen Bruyant-Langer

How to Deal with Talent Attraction - and Talent Retention

Hybrid working and the increasing demands for flexibility from Gen Y create increased pressure on employer/employee relations.
This keynote presents an ideal leadership based on the following factors:
  • Trust is the fundamental social enzyme binding together individuals and organisations
  • Co-creation is the route to sustained success, standardisation and fixed process are the models of the past
  • Control is no longer a mechanism organisations can use to drive productivity – management has been disintermediated by the tools and mindsets we have now been given
  • We each hold the key to effectiveness – take time to stop and think, what can I do differently?
Keynote by Stephen Bruyant-Langer

The Future of HR: How to Avoid Silo-Thinking in Your Organization

Under pressure we all tend to move towards our default behaviour. We start to think urgent instead of important and focus on own gai in the short term.
This attitude might seem as an optimising strategy for each of us, but the overall result is lacklustre. Creativity, Co-creation and high-performance goes down the drain.
At the centre of this are two extremely challenging dilemmas:
  1. giving power and 2. losing control.
Based on a Nordic Leadership Model, this keynote deals with the following leadership dimensions:
  • Horizontal/vertical
  • Network/hierarchy
  • Parallel/sequential
  • Circular/linear
  • Distributed/centralized
  • Motivational/rational
  • Interdependent/stand-alone
  • Co-creating/directing
Keynote by Stephen Bruyant-Langer

How to Create a Sustainable Culture

Culture is continually challenged, especially in the case of mergers and acquisitions. How do you succeed in creating a winning culture in a post merger integration process?
We all have a need for belonging. When the organization dramatically changes then this bond is stretched.
Based on the principles of trust and co-creation this keynote deals with both the personal and the professional interests of all the stakeholders.
The issues are viewed from the perspectives of both the investors, the leaders and the employees.
Keynote by Stephen Bruyant-Langer

The Existential Playbook - How to Survive, Live, and Thrive

The Existential Playbook will help you obtain a state of meaningfulness through the synthesis of knowledge from philosophy, psychology, strategy, and neurology.
This keynote provides background – how the world has changed – just as it deals with fundamental questions about meaning and life. It provides the participant with a sharper sense of their own values and how to apply them to their lives in a way that adds meaning and joy to existence.
The end result is a state of relaxed readiness empowering the individual to make the best decisions and take the best course of action.
It builds on a fundamental existentialist CAR model:
  • Choice
  • Action
  • Responsibility
Watch Stephen Bruyant-Langer in action

Stephen Presents The Personal Business Plan

See keynotes with Stephen Bruyant-Langer

References

"Stephen has been an extremely professional keynote speaker at many of my events. His Personal Business Plan system is transformative."

Susanne Grantzau

Senior Consultant, The Financial Services Union

"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."

Niels Moller Nielsen

Founder & CEO, Ordo Recruitment

"Stephen comes highly recommended, and I truly miss all his great advice and reflections on both business and human behavior!"

Nicoline Jacoby Hansen

Owner Ph.d., PLUS Agency
Non-binding request for Stephen Bruyant-Langer

Send a simple request. You’ll get a quick reply with fees and availability

  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.
Stephen Bruyant-Langer
Stephen Bruyant-Langer

5 out of 5 stars

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."

Susanne Arnfred - Partner, Deloitte & Vice Dean, Deloitte University EMEA. See all references

Keynote topics with Stephen Bruyant-Langer