Free Wheel of Life templates for coaching

Unlocking your potential with The Wheel of Life coaching tool

Embarking on a journey of self-improvement can often feel like navigating a complex maze. Where do you begin, and how can you identify the areas of your life that need the most attention? Enter the Wheel of Life, your starting block a for self-development journey.

This diagnostic tool, frequently employed by life coaches, serves as a clear lens through which to assess your overall life satisfaction and pinpoint areas that require focus. The beauty of it is that you don’t need a coach to use it effectively; you can be your own guide.

How to use the coaching Wheel of Life

Think of the Wheel of Life as your personal “gap analysis.” You rate different areas of your life on a scale from 1 to 10, with 10 representing complete satisfaction. Then, you shade in each segment up to the line. It’s a visual exercise that provides immediate insights into neglected areas and the overall balance of your life.

By periodically revisiting this wheel-shaped tool, you can track your progress and gain valuable clues about where to direct your efforts. Sometimes, we’re unaware of what’s causing our unease or dissatisfaction, and it can feel like everything is amiss. The Wheel of Life helps you establish a sense of priority.

In its simplest form, spending some quiet time contemplating each area of your life can lead to realisations and the motivation needed to make meaningful changes.

Assessing the outcomes the Wheel of Life exercise

Once you have scored each area of life and shaded in your wheel, ask yourself

  • Why you gave each of the 8 categories the score that you did
  • Why the lowest scoring categories are scored low
  • How you can address the lowest scoring segments
  • What goals can you set for the coming 6 months to improve on the lowest scoring areas?

Explanation of categories on the wheel

The Coach Space Wheel of Life uses segments representing the following:

ENVIRONMENT 
How satisfied are you with your surroundings, e.g. inside your home or workplace and it’s surroundings?

YOUR WORK
How satisfying is the work you are doing now? This could be any work, business or projects that you are pursuing.

CONTRIBUTION
How much do you feel that you are adding value to the world, or your community?

HEALTH
How would you rate the condition are you in, physically and mentally? How about sleep quality or your energy levels?

CONNECTIONS
The quality of your personal network of friends, family, and community. This category can also include intimate partner, love & romance.

FINANCE
How would you rate your financial situation, eg income, debts, savings and investments?

GROWTH
How are you growing creatively, or spiritually? Do you have enough to challenge to keep you growing?

PLAY
Are you making time to explore and enjoy yourself through travel, hobbies, or cultural or physical activities?


Download The Coach Space
Wheel of Life

  • Environment
  • Your work
  • Contribution
  • Health
  • Connections
  • Finance
  • Growth
  • Play

Download the CLASSIC
Wheel of Life

The Coach Space Wheel of Life is a variation on the classic version, which you can also download below:

  • Money
  • Health
  • Career
  • Recreation
  • Love & romance
  • Friends & family
  • Personal growth
  • Environment

Download a customisable
Wheel of Life

If you feel that all 8 category labels don’t quite resonate, you can customise this blank wheel using the exact category names that work for you or a particular coaching client.

Create your own categories, or be inspired by Tony Robbins:

  • Physical health
  • Emotional stability
  • Intimate relationship
  • Productivity and performance
  • Work
  • Financial situation
  • Leadership and contribution

Who created the Wheel of Life concept?

The wheel of life concept was originated by Paul Meyer, who used the following categories:

  1. Physical & health,
  2. Spritual & ethical,
  3. Family & home,
  4. Mental & educational,
  5. Social & cultural,
  6. Financial & career.

Thanks to Paul for inspiring a whole movement of self-improvement!

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