Dr. Stephen Long

Human Performance & Leadership Coach
C-suite, Front Line Employees, High potentials, Leaders, Managers, New Leaders, New Managers, Teams,

Dr. Stephen Long is the founder & president of Long Training+Research, a performance enhancement firm providing management assessment and management development services specializing in human performance, leadership effectiveness, talent optimization, and strategy execution.


Dr. Long has unlocked the potential of exceptional leaders, champion athletes, fighter pilots, military special operations personnel, elite producers, and corporate executives through his research-based training programs based on The Prosperity Trait®, which is the human attribute responsible for value creation. Dr. Long’s scientifically proven test, The Prosperity Trait Index©, uncovers the hidden costs of human nature.


His model has been successfully applied to thousands of people and dozens of organizations in business, the military, academics, athletics, and the arts. His clients average 115% improvement in financial performance on average with a zero failure rate.


Author of four books, Dr. Long began his career as a college football coach at the University of Virginia and the University of Delaware.


Dr. Long then served as the Head of Performance Psychology in the Human Performance Lab at the US Air Force Academy studying strategy execution, high performance, performance plateaus, and choking under pressure through field research. A University of Utah independent study identified Dr. Long as one of North America’s top applied performance psychologists.



B.S., University of Delaware

M.Ed., University of Virginia

Ph.D., University of Kansas



Motere Consulting Certified


CPP — California Psychological Inventory


RBL — The Leadership Code Assessment


MHS — Emotional Quotient Inventory


OSI — Opposite Strengths Inventory


eSpeakers Certified Virtual Presenter


Fun Fact:

I compete as a master’s swimmer in my free time and I am an  accomplished marathoner. I played one season in a 50+ baseball league where I hit my first dinger since Little League.

LeadershipLeadership EffectivenessStrategic ExecutionTalent Optimization

The Prosperity Trait®: The Hidden Costs of Human Nature


The Prosperity Trait®: What Great Looks Like


Fish Don’t Know the Water is Wet


Design Thinking


The Nature of Things


A Matter of Trust (with Terawatt Coach, Dr. Tommy Thomas)

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