A life coach must have a deep understanding of a client to be able to provide guidance and direction. The coach must gather all possible insights from the clients by asking them the right set of questions pertaining to their life situation, their thought processes and feelings, their perspective of life and about various aspects of life that matters to them.
Most often, a client is not very sure of what happens during the first life coaching session and can seem to be confused, not sure of what they want and seem to run out of options. As a prominent life coaching center in India, we have a team of expert life coach in Bangalore who has the responsibility to help the client to get clarity so that they can move ahead in a right direction and take decisions which helps them achieve their intended goals.
During initial few discussions, our expert use his coaching skills to unravel the life situation of the client so that they both come to a point of clear understanding that helps the client in moving forward optimally in a desired direction. This is the time when the life coaching wheel of life comes into play.
Our expert life coach in Bangalore, introduces the wheel of life to the client usually during the first or second session of life coaching. It is primarily used for evaluating the level of client’s satisfaction in various areas of life in a very pictorial way. The life coaching wheel of life is a graphic visual chart which is required to be filled by the client with full honesty and upon completion becomes that visual representation which can help the life coach to understand the gap between the client’s desired reality and the current reality.
The wheel of life mainly highlights two important aspects of life:
- The most important priorities of client’s life.
- Aspects of life that need attention for attaining fulfilment and life satisfaction.
The wheel of life lays down the foundation for goal setting by making the client to take a deeper look at their current reality versus their desired reality. The wheel of life also visually highlights the balance and imbalance aspects of the client’s life areas. Further, the wheel of life can also be used to:
- Prioritize your goals.
- Tracking progress towards the goals.
- Identifying the gaps in knowledge and skill areas
- Identifying the emotions and pain areas
The wheel of life shows the most of important aspects of our lives, namely: business or career, health, finances, relationships, romance, personal growth, fun and recreation. Each of these aspects of lives needs to be rated on a scale from 1 to 10 by the client. Their own assessment will highlight how balanced do they feel in the various aspects of lives, how satisfied are they in those aspects of their lives. Reasons behind the rating can be discussed and what missing elements are affecting the lives can be talked about. The wheel of life further helps to determine what aspects may have been neglected that can add value to a particular area of life.
As the wheel of life is filled by the client, the personal life coach can begin the following processes to help the client.
- Brainstorming with the client regarding their life’s highest priorities.
A discussion of the client’s highest life priorities helps the life coach to get insights into the important priorities of client’s life and determining their focus areas accordingly.
- Questioning the client in the various aspects of lives that they rated in the wheel of life.
The personal life coach may ask many questions encouraging the client to analyse and think about those aspects and furthermore discuss ways to improve the rating in those areas.
- Providing directions for future coaching sessions:
While working on the wheel of life, both the client and the coach get lots of insights which paves the way for an action plan and a clear set of goals.