Why do you need a plan?

The rationale behind The Personal Business Plan is simple:  We have plans for work and business, but most of us don’t have a plan for life.  At The Personal Business Plan, we want to change this for you.  Over the years, thousands of people have benefited from using the tools, exercises, and guides behind The Personal Business Plan.  We know we can help you too.

Think of the Toolkit as your own personal coach, who helps you find your way to a better life. The Personal Business Plan Toolkit is an online personal development and self-improvement system, which guides you through developing your own interactive life plan.  It even helps you implement your plan it and gives you the tools to stick to it.

You need to invest time and effort in your Personal Business Plan, but we promise that the process is both fun and insightful.  The more you put into it, the more you get out of it.  In developing Your Plan, you will be guided by questions and exercises, which help determine what makes you happy, in what parts of your life you are struggling, and what changes are necessary for you to live the good life.

Your output is an ebook, 50-100 pages long or more, containing

  • Your life and career overview and
  • A plan for your future, ready for execution.


In The Personal Business Plan, you work as ambitiously and professionally with your personal life as you do with your work life.

Many top executives have worked their way through the system since 1996 and have emerged at the other end with a personal life plan as a result. An actionable life plan which provides peace of mind, self-respect, and control.

The Personal Business Plan is more than a system and much more than a plan; it is a philosophy, which changes your life. The philosophy and thinking behind it create a desire for the future and an appetite for life.

Choose the version that suits you best

PBP Programs

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

  • GRADUATE — For the well-educated graduate who wants help choosing the right career.
  • MANAGER — For the ambitious manager who wants to steer his/her 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.
GRADUATE Do-It-Yourself
PBP Toolkit Lifetime access
  • $ 497
The Toolkit as your virtual coach
MANAGER Career Guidance
1 session
  • $ 4,497
Coaching by Stephen Bruyant-Langer
LEADER Career Accelerator
3 sessions
  • $ 12,497
Coaching by Stephen Bruyant-Langer
10 sessions
  • $ 40,497
Coaching by Stephen Bruyant-Langer
? For the well-educated graduate who wants help choosing the right career
Toolkit Do-It-Yourself 10 - 15 hours
? For the ambitious manager who wants to steer his/her career in the right direction
Career Guidance 4 - 6 weeks
Most popular
? 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
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
PBP Book
? Stephens Bruyant-Langer's book "The Personal Business Plan - A blueprint for running your life" (Wiley 2013)
Executive Coaching 1-2-1
? Private customized coaching sessions between you and your PBP executive coach
1 session x 2 hrs
3 sessions x 2 hrs
10 sessions x 2 hrs
Appraisal of your plan
? Complete review and verbal feedback on your completed Personal Business Plan
? 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
LinkedIn Community
? Membership of the exclusive LinkedIn group "The Personal Business Planners"


One simple philosophy links all The Personal Business Plan concepts:

Always do your best!

Our PBP philosophy consists of four principles:

    – Know what truly drives you
    – Try new things throughout life
    – Navigate in changing times
    – Make decisions and stick to them

The Four-Leaf Clover Legend

The Four-Leaf Clover is the Personal Business Plan signature – it is our guiding principle.  The model represents two infinity loops and multiple directions.  It’s a symbol of your life.  You choose your own path, your own goals, and your own means.  Sometimes you cross your own trail, sometimes you pivot, sometimes you persevere, and sometimes life simply happens.  Once you know where you are in life, and where you are going, you will never again feel insecure.  Your work-life and your personal life will be in sync.



The Personal Business Plan System is highly structured.  4 phases, 10 sessions, 40 exercises, 1 plan.

The Personal Business Plan works by leading you through four phases:

  • UNDERSTAND YOURSELF – Analyze your past and present
  • IDENTIFY YOUR DRIVERS – Grasp your personality
  • REINVENT YOURSELF – Set your goals
  • DESIGN YOUR FUTURE – Plan and execute

Your final personal plan is like a business plan.  It clearly defines the new you, and how you become that person using both text and graphics.  But unlike a normal business plan, which you can choose to put aside, your Personal Business Plan is already a work in progress.  As you develop your plan, you are already well on your way to The Good Life.


What are the 10 steps of The Personal Business Plan?

Build your own Personal Business Plan through these 10 authoritative steps, carefully laid out in a sequence based on Stephen Bruyant-Langer’s vast experience:

1. What Is My Situation?
Synthesize your personal Four-Leaf Clover.

2. How Can I Thrive?
Carry out the Heaven and Hell Exercise – a definition of your life anchors.

3. When Do I Perform at My Best?
Calibrate your career perspective and map your Functional Conditions.

4. What Energizes Me?
Perform your personal SWOT analysis – manage your strengths and weaknesses.

5. Where Am I on My Personal Journey?
Determine your current platform in life through a Life Phase Analysis.

6. How Do I Become Happy?
Find out what you are looking for? The concept of Happiness 360.

7. How Do I Reinvent Myself?
Make some hard choices. No such thing as a free lunch!

8. How Do I Differentiate Myself from Others?
Don’t compete with others – make them irrelevant – compete only with yourself.

9. What Is My Personal Business Plan?
Understand yourself crystal clear – you now have a life guide for your continuous reinvention.

10. What Have I Learned?
Experience the strength of Scenario Writing. Reflect, document and act as the next natural step.

How to obtain success and happiness

Watch Stephen Bruyant-Langer explain his 10 pieces of good advice on how to obtain success and happiness.

1. Be generous

2. Be inclusive and tolerant

3. Stop living up to other people's expectations

4. Be an interesting conversation partner

5. Be direct and consequent in your communication

6. Spend 10,000 hours becoming excellent at something

7. Break the mold before you break down

8. Run a risk from time to time

9. Find your life ambition

10. Reinvent yourself