Rickter Scale was developed in 1993 by Keith Stead and Rick Hutchinson for use with young offenders and their families.
It was created as a response to client need, the majority socially excluded, to overcome barriers to education, training and employment.
This required measurement of genuine personal achievement - from chaotic lifestyle to stability, stuck state to responsibility and planning to find a fresh sense of direction.
As The Choiceworks Partnership, we created our first commercial product by utilising a combination of motivational assessment and evaluation techniques to capture the 'softer client outcomes'.
Our huge success as The Rickter Company between 2001-2017, meant widespread demand from 6000 organisations in 23 countries.
We trained more than 22,000 practitioners and established a number of international associate partnerships.
We have featured in many media campaigns over the years and underwent a range of scientific studies.
In 2017, Rickter Scale was under new management as Keith Stead Associates, and for the next four years saw success continue, albeit at a slower rate, due to many negative global economic factors.
In September 2021, national award-winning educationalist Martin Dennis Timoney was commissioned by Keith Stead to co-create Rickter Scale 2.0.
Their combined passion and determination to support others, saw them focus on the widespread impact that Covid-19 had made on the world community.
Both took to writing and testing new Rickter Scale language that would support a global response to community impact recovery.
A combined 60 years of practice in behaviour management and metacognition performance, and associate partnership work around the world, resulted in a strengthened philosophy and methodology, now known as The Rickter Scale Method.
Recognition to support remote and hybrid training through technology, saw the creation and launch of Rickter Scale community portal - ownyourfuture.world
This is supported by our new global operations management team Meta Performance World Limited, at the new headquarters in Covent Garden, London, United Kingdom.