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Jeff Evans interviews John D. Carter on personal leadership in a podcast from, “Leading Out Loud.” Listen to it here.

John D. Carter and Veronica Hopper Carter presented a Master Teleclass on key concepts of Gestalt coaching and intervention, sponsored by Mobius Executive Leadership and Integral Leadership and Coaching. “Conversations with Masters” is a seven-month series of teleclasses for coaches engaging with pioneers and thought leaders in the field of coaching and Organizational Development. Click here to listen to the podcast.


NTL Reflections - Practising Social Change with John D. Carter

"I learned early in my organization consulting experience that the custodians and the receptionist were often the carriers of some of the best information about the organization, and could assist me in making sure my clients were playing with a full deck."

  • Issue 2: Looking for God in All the Wrong Places
  • Issue 3: Making a Difference with my Presence
  • Issue 4: The Legacy of Edwin Nevis 1926-2011
  • Issue 5: Limited by my Orientation

John D. Carter is an internationally prominent organizational consultant, business advisor, executive coach, and innovative educator. Currently President of the Gestalt Center for Organization & Systems Development (GOSD), John has served the fields of OD and applied behavioral science since 1969 as founder and CEO of John D. Carter & Associates, and as an esteemed faculty member of several educational institutions (e.g., Gestalt Institute of Cleveland [GIC], Saybrook Institute, Union Graduate School, Columbia University, and Case Western Reserve University [CWRU]). He has served as an Executive Board or Trustee member of many leading organizations involved with OD (e.g., GIC, Gestalt International Study Center, National Training Laboratories [NTL], Fielding Graduate University, and OD Network), and is an Emeritus Member of NTL Institute . John earned his Ph.D. from Case Western Reserve University’s renowned Organizational Behavior program; he is also a Kappa Alpha Psi and Alpha Phi Omega member.

As an independent consultant, John has worked with the top leader at more than 30 domestic and international organizations, and he is a co-founder and developer of several ground-breaking training programs and the body of knowledge known as Gestalt OSD. At GIC, John began as a student in 1970 and went on to serve as faculty member, CEO, Director of Corporate Training, Program and Finance Director, Dean of Faculty, and OSD Center Head. He is a GIC Distinguished Honorary Fellow. John is also a Prefect in Shri Ram Chandra Mission, a natural path meditation practice. He lives in Cleveland, Ohio, with his wife Veronica Hopper Carter and daughter Annelise.

OD Journal Gestalt Organization & Systems Development and OD

A Past, Present and Future Perspective by John D. Carter

Trends we must not ignore

“The true worth of interveners is not measured by the set of skills or tools they possess, but by their ability to see themselves clearly in relation to others. Such clarity drives the individual to integrate organizational change knowledge and the synergy of working with others to produce powerful interventions for superior results.”


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