Carter - CEO And Board Director/Member - Manhattan, New York, NY, USA

Louis Carter

Manhattan, New York, NY, USA


CEO And Board Director/Member


Provide executive guidance, coaching, strategic relationship building, facilitation, meeting design, concept innovation, strategic planning, marketing and business development, and other Board and C-level services.

Work History

Vice President of Research

Linkage, Inc.

March 2004 - January 2005

Run the research and leadership development for conferences, summits, sponsorships, marketing, and other internal and external boundary management for this international organization development and leadership program management consulting firm - which produces its flagship, critically acclaimed leadership development program, The Global Institute on Leadership Development each year. For more information, see:

Adjunct Professor of Strategic Communications & Leadership

Seton Hall University

May 2004 - September 2004

Taught Masters Degree course on Strategic Communications & Leadership for Master's Degree Program in Communications in Leadership

CEO and President

Best Practice Institute

September 2001 - September 2001

Best Practice Institute (BPI) is a community of leaders dedicated to pioneering and sharing best practices. BPI produces online learning sessions, Webinars, BPI work-groupsTM, on-site "by invitation-only" thought leader and executive case driven conferences, research publications and a knowledge and certification portal for its subscribers.

BPI's subscriber base includes over 42,000 managers, coaches, directors, VP's, SVP's, and C-level's of branded, "household-name" Fortune 500/Global 1000 organizations worldwide. BPI's faculty includes over 200 experts and world-renown thought leaders. Typically, BPI faculty members teach as professors or Chairs of Departments at Ivy League Schools and/or have contributed a wide-body of original research, innovative publications and practice to the field of management and leadership.

Director of EDA Communities and Best Practices

Executive Development Associates

August 2001 - August 2002

Managed EDA's communities of practice for leaders of the executive development functions, as well as Chief Learning Officers, within our world's top organizations.
Organized and promoted EDA’s professional development experiences for executive development professionals such as the Strategic Executive Development Workshop (SEDW).
Identified, communicated and promoted leading edge practices in executive development.
Designed and delivered learning experiences for Strategic Executive Development workshop with hih reviews and increased attendance and retention.

Founder and CEO

Best Practice Institute Senior Executive Board

September 2001 - September 2001

Best Practice Institute’s Senior Executive Board (SEB) is the most exclusive service BPI offers.

Board members must be the top talent management and leadership development executives at their corporations. Prospective members must be recommended, vetted and approved by the existing group.

Top talent leaders have been chosen and accepted from Walmart, Bank of America, Johnson & Johnson, MasterCard, British Petroleum, GlaxoSmithKline, Ingersoll Rand, Marsh & McLennan Companies, Hilton Hotels Worldwide, Saudi Aramco, Pfizer, Scripps and more...


• SEB Meetings at Corporate Member Organizations: Two on-site meetings annually at select member organizations. The meetings are led by BPI staff and experts at a selected member’s corporate site. Topics are chosen to address the company’s most pressing needs. Members come together to solve global issues around talent and leadership today. Past corporate visits include the New York Stock Exchange, US Army War College, GlaxoSmithKline House in London, Fidelity Investments, Ingersoll Rand, and more...

• Online Case Study Presentation: Two seats at BPI’s exclusive Online Case Study Presentation, conducted monthly. SEB members dialogue with experts and guest presenters from the world’s top corporations on real-life experiences.

• BPI faculty: Access to BPI’s faculty of more than 200 business experts and thought leaders. Access is available in email and chat formats.

• Custom research: SEB members have creative input regarding what issues BPI addresses in its research and learning activities.

• Online learning portal: SEB corporations gain full access for an agreed upon number of their employees to BPI’s premium online leadership development and management content, including research, case studies and webinars.

Director, Best Practices

Linkage, Inc.

May 1998 - May 2001

Consulted to clients on best practices in leadership, organization development, competitive positioning, organizational efficiency, business growth, and other areas. Played major role in company’s growth. Established criteria for best practices leadership and organization development systems. Developed partnerships with Fortune 500 firms. Conducted speaking engagements at domestic and international conferences. Presented four Best Practice workshops, and delivered speeches on leadership and organizational development at two consecutive ASTD International Conference & Expos.
Introduced consulting programs in Systems Thinking, Strategic Planning, Leadership Development, Organizational Learning, and Organization Development and Change.
Provided coaching for executives. Performed needs assessment, designed action learning cases.


Gemini Consulting

July 1996 - July 1997

Provide strategic analysis and management consulting services to Fortune 500 organizations - including strategic business plans, competitor and alliance analysis and profiling, value chain analysis, and more.

Research Analyst


September 1996 - May 1998

Research analyst for the computer, consumer electronics, content, and communications division. Specialization in analyzing software, proprietary technologies, and predicting trends in the upcoming online and internet industry.

Research Analyst


May 1995 - September 1995

Public Relations Associate


June 1994 - September 1994

Provided public relations, media and communications services for various Fortune 500 organization clients.


Best Practice Institute, Inc.

September 1979 - September 1979

Oversee all daily operations, research, and publications; sit on board of advisors choosing best practice organizations and consultants. Enagage in public speaking worldwide with an emphasis on South Asia, Beijing, and the U.S. Work closely with other thought leaders such as Marshall Goldsmith, David Ulrich, and Dr. Warner Burke on research and publications. Editor of the Pfeiffer Leadership Annual. Just published, wrote, and edited the Change Champion's Fieldguide (Best Practice Publications, LLC) and Best Practices in Leadership Development and Organizational Change (John Wiley/Jossey Bass). For more information, see:

Qualifications & Certifications

BA cum laude

Connecticut College

MA with honors

Columbia University

Brown University

BA cum laude

Connecticut College

Brown University

MA with honors

Columbia University

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