About Louis Carter


Louis Carter specializes in best practice research as an advisor, speaker and best-selling author of 10 books on best practices including Change Champion's Field Guide and Best Practices in Talent Management. Carter is the recipient of ELearning! Magazine's Trailblazer Award, HR Tech Conference's Top Products Award, and Leadership Excellence Magazine's Best in Leadership Development for his work as founder and CEO of Best Practice Institute and the creator of the first social anytime 360-degree feedback tool, skillrater. He received his MA in Social/Organizational Psychology from Columbia University. He has spoken for the Prime Minister of the UAE, Pentagon, UN, and various international conferences.

It all started when...

Louis joined the leadership development consulting firm Linkage, Inc. where he was mentored by some of the greatest minds in the field like CEO Phil Harkins, Warren Bennis, Marshall Goldsmith, Richard Beckhard, Kathleen Dannemiller and many more. He became enthralled with the world of Organization Development (OD), and began a journey to immerse himself in both active participation, deep study, and facilitation of OD programs worldwide.  He started writing and got promoted to VP of Research where he led some of the most well known action research initiatives testing the theories of Peter Senge, Noel Tichy, Daniel Goleman within the Fortune 1000 world. 

Since then, Lou has drawn upon his mentors work to create a formula for organizational and personal transformation that has led him to create one of the pre-eminent peer benchmarking councils in the world, the BPI Senior Executive Board. And, he has created over 12 research studies, 8 best selling books on leadership and management, an organizational audit and study, Most Loved Workplace ®, and the skillrater multi-rater collaborative feedback SaaS tool which won the HR Tech Top Products of the Year Award.  He has helped 100s of start-ups, organizations, and C-level practitioners to achieve their goals.