The wheel of life is a coaching and personal growth tool that should not be underestimated. It has existed for more than a thousand years.
The modern Wheel of Life was founded by Paul Meyer, a pioneer in the life coaching and self-improvement industry, and is based on “The Reflection Wheel,” which dates back to Buddhism.
With the six categories of Family and Home, Financial and Career, Mental and Education, Physical and Health, Social and Cultural, Spiritual, and Ethical, the original Wheel of Life by Paul Meyer focuses on goal-setting and action planning.
This article explains the advantages of using the wheel of life assessment in coaching, as well as how to get the best out of it while working with clients.
It’s easy to lose track of your clients’ lives when they’re overworked and concentrated on a single project that consumes all of their resources. In these circumstances, it can be difficult for them to devote sufficient time to all other aspects of their lives. Life’s wheel can quickly become unbalanced.
We must ensure that we do not ignore those aspects of our lives in order to maximise our potential and have a “wheel of a balanced life.”
The target wheel is another name for the wheel of life appraisal, which will help your clients explain their status quo, recognise overlooked aspects of their lives, and set goals. It’s a fantastic client exploration tool that any professional coach should have in their toolbox.