Wheel of Change Template

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The Wheel of Change template helps you to assess your skills, plan personal development and manage behavioral change. The Wheel of Change template was created by award-winning coach, Dr. Marshall Goldsmith.

Ready to get started with this template? It’s ready and waiting in Ayoa! Create your account, then simply open the app, select ‘create whiteboard’ from the homepage and choose this template from the library.

What is the Wheel of Change?

Adult behavioral change is far from easy – so I created The Wheel of Change to help with exactly that. This template allows you to take the time to think about your skills and behaviors in order to help you plan your life, both professionally and personally, as an individual or as a team. It enables you to assess your skills and identify any necessary behavioral changes that you can make, so you can plan your personal development more effectively.

The Wheel of Change has two axes, keep/change and positive/negative, which divide the wheel into four quadrants. These are:

  1. Creating (positive-change) – who do you want to become?

  2. Preserving (positive-keep) – what about yourself do you want to preserve?

  3. Eliminating (negative-change) – what do you want to get rid of?

  4. Accepting (negative-keep) – what do you need to accept?

Why use the Wheel of Change?

Behavioral change is easy to understand, but can be really difficult to action. By using my Wheel of Change template, you can create a realistic plan to help you become the person you want to be. Balance is key, and by really understanding what you want to create, preserve, eliminate and accept, you’ll be able to action a plan that will help you to achieve positive, lasting changes in your behavior.

How to use the Wheel of Change template

The Wheel of Change template, designed by myself, is ready and waiting for you in Ayoa. Simply add your ideas into the four quadrants of the template using our digital sticky notes.


To access the template, sign up to Ayoa. Once you've signed up, navigate to the homepage to create a new whiteboard, mind map or task board and choose this template from the library.


CREATE. This is the positive-change quadrant. Ask yourself: Who is the new me I want to create? Add your answers to the template.


PRESERVE. This is the positive-keep quadrant. Ask yourself: What about the old me do I want to preserve, maintain or improve?


ELIMINATE. This is the negative-change quadrant. Ask yourself: What do I want to eliminate or reduce? This enables you to ‘create’ without becoming overcommitted.


ACCEPT. This is the negative-keep quadrant. Ask yourself: What do I need to make peace with? What do I need to accept? Though it may sound strange to ‘keep’ something ‘negative’, it’s important to understand that you can’t possibly change everything and by keeping your plan realistic, you will be more likely to achieve lasting change.

Ready to get started with this template? It’s ready and waiting in Ayoa! Create your account, then simply open the app, select ‘create whiteboard’ from the homepage and choose this template from the library.

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Marshall Goldsmith

Leadership Expert and Coach

Dr. Marshall Goldsmith is a leadership expert and best-selling author that has been ranked as the World's #1 Executive Coach and Top Ten Business Thinker.
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