John D. Carter is an internationally prominent organizational consultant, business adviser, 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 like Gestalt Institute of Cleveland [GIC], Saybrook Institute, and so on. He has served as an Executive Board or Trustee member of many leading organizations involved with OD and is an Emeritus Member of NTL Institute . John earned his Ph.D. from Case Western Reserve University’s renowned Organizational Behavior program.
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 Trainer of Heartfulness Meditation. He lives in Cleveland, Ohio, with his wife Veronica Hopper Carter and daughter Annelise.