Strategy first
Blake Bowersock

My consulting experience began in 2003 working for Accenture out of Dallas. After eight years, I relocated to Chicago to help shape Ernst & Young's re-emerging advisory practice. I was born into a long lineage of independent retail grocers in northeastern Oklahoma where I learned about business, independence, customer satisfaction, value, and attention to detail. I cherish each client relationship built since 2003, committing to unrivaled client and customer service as my top priority.

Wishbone refers to an American football offensive scoring scheme with roots dating back to the 1950s. Though rarely seen on the field today, the name is intended to reflect strategy, execution, persistence, and success.

Functional Expertise
  • Change Strategy 

  • Stakeholder Management and Engagement

  • Change Impact Identification and Analysis

  • Talent Management

  • Communication Planning and Execution

  • ​Training Design and Development

  • Organization Analysis

  • Organization Design

  • Change Readiness

  • Strategic Visioning and Journey Mapping 

  • System Implementation

  • Process Improvement

  • Performance Support

  • Risk Mitigation

Client Partnerships
  • AIG

  • Allstate

  • BBVA Compass

  • Brinks Security

  • Bristol-Myers Squibb

  • Comerica Bank

  • Duke Energy

  • Delta Faucet Company

  • Ernst & Young Global

  • Freescale Semiconductor

  • GMAC

  • Kaiser-Permanente

  • Kohl's

  • Lowe's Companies, Inc.

  • Midwest ISO

  • Monsanto

  • NASA

  • PG&E

  • Royal Dutch Shell, EPW

  • Saudi Aramco

  • Spectra Energy

  • Verizon

  • Zoetis


StrengthsFinder 2.0 was introduced in 2007 and does a great job of focusing on what a person does especially well in hopes that individuals will find opportunities to showcase their talents and abilities rather than focusing on their inabilities. My most recent top five strengths are:

1. StrategicPeople with strong Strategic talents bring creative anticipation, imagination, and persistence to the groups and projects they work on. They can quickly weigh alternative paths and determine the one that will work best and most efficiently. They find the best route moving forward.

2. ResponsibilityThe genius of those with strong Responsibility talents stems from the deep sense of dedication and ownership they feel toward the things they commit to. They are people of their word, and others know they can rely on and trust them.

3. IndividualizationPeople with strong Individualization talents notice and appreciate the unique characteristics of each person and can customize their approach accordingly. Like a casting director, they use their intelligence about people to position them to do what they do best. This creates a type of team synergy that leads to a more enjoyable experience and increased effectiveness.

4. Discipline - People with strong Discipline talents love things that are organized and orderly. They meet deadlines. And they can efficiently manage limited resources. They bring a high level of organization, order, and stability to the projects and groups in which they work.

5. CommandPeople with strong Command bring decisiveness and emotional clarity. They have the ability to bring to light what is often avoided or unstated. This gives them the ability to resolve conflicts and misunderstandings.

Visit strengths.gallup.com to learn more about StrengthsFinder 2.0 and all 34 strengths.

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