What is a LifePlan?

A LifePlan is a customized blueprint, designed by the Paterson Center, detailing how to maximize your potential life, and live life to its fullest. It's a two-day, one-on-one intensive look into your life. The LifePlan process is holistic in nature - we look at all of your life... your personal life, family life, vocational life, spiritual life and your community domains (your circle of friends and how you give back to the world locally and beyond).  It's a customized, holistic look at all of your life that is integrated in its outcome and guides you to make sense of today's realities, clarify your purpose, focus your future vision, and guide you to create a plan to live life to its fullest.

Is LifePlan for Me?

If you find yourself asking the following questions, then the LifePlan process is for you:

  • Who am I, really?
  • What are the significant turning points in my life that has led me to where I am at right now?
  • How does my past contribute to the plan for my future?
  • What is my unique purpose, vision and mission in life?
  • What are my unique talents and how do I use those to maximize my contribution in life?
  • What are my core values?
  • Am I facing a significant decision in my life that I need clarity on?
  • How do I move from living a life of personal success to a life of significance with others?
  • What am I supposed to do with the 2nd half of my life?
  • I've recently had a career transition... what am I supposed to do next?
  • What is my plan for living intentionally in each of the key domains in life (personal, family, vocational, spiritual, community)?

If you desire to know your purpose in life and live out that purpose with intentionality then you are ready for LifePlan.


What is the LifePlan process?

Unique to the LifePlan process is the amount of time that you spend on gaining perspective. Out of 2-days in the LifePlan process, a day & a half is spent on getting perspective.  What's cool about the process is that through gaining perspective on the turning points in your life you come to an apex of clarity where you get breakthrough and you begin to see above the fog and clouds of life.  Blue skies arise and the plan for your life comes into clarity.  Over the 2 days we will map out your life story through the the turning point profile and you'll get clarity on where you're at now, how you're hard-wired, how you think, what your core talents and heart is, what you really value deep in your soul, your core values, how you're going to replenish yourself with healthy energy to give back to other people.  And then we roll all of that into statements of clear purpose, vision and strategies.  We build a dashboard around those things as well as actionables.  As takeaways from the LifePlan process you will receive your LifePlan on a page as well as full playbook of all of the takeaways from the two days.

David Hoyt brings sound wisdom and years of experience into every relationship he enters. He’s successfully led an incredible organization and has a passion to multiply his insights and skills in others. I have watched him navigate his own life plan as well as business plans—and he has what it takes. I commend him to you.
— Dr. Tim Elmore, Founder, Growing Leaders

Over two days, I created a LifePlan that will guide my actions for the coming decade. This plan gives clarity to the purpose and direction that God has set for me, and creates a framework for me to activate that purpose. David guides and coaches with insightful questions, helpful challenges and a lot of listening. The value of having someone hear your story and help you shape history into insight to the future is immeasurable.
— Jonathan Hanak, Senior Manager, Ernst & Young