Professional Services

PKF Texas

PKF Texas is a team of numbers-obsessed, people-loving, Space City CPAs and advisors devoted to the art of building personal connections through forward-thinking expertise, grounded in great communication and an entrepreneurial spirit.

They are also really good with numbers? The science of numbers enables them to identify the factors impacting your business so that they can co-create solutions. They use insights from their audit, tax, and business advisory professionals to guide you to make smart business decisions.

Come to think of it, a smart business decision really does take a little art and a little science. At PKF Texas, they call that Appreciating Your Business!

Culture Spark

It’s true that a company’s culture is being built with or without management’s involvement.  So, Sheryl Lyons’ vision of helping leaders be more deliberate and more intentional in building their company’s culture is being realized at Culture Spark.

What does Culture Spark do?  They help leaders build business environments their people love and cultures that can bring them competitive advantage.  They do this by carefully constructing a company culture of purpose, clarity, accountability, and performance.  Their approach requires an honest look at the current state and a realistic vision of the future.  Does your company need a spark?

Achilles Group

Achilles Group is an organization that proactively delivers human resources expertise in a cost-effective way. They take a professionally human approach by placing people at the center of everything they do.

Most situations they have encountered warrant the need for multiple levels of HR skill sets that are not commonly found in one person. So, they have developed a Fractional HR concept that provides you with that ideal mix of expertise without making the investment in multiple HR people.

As a result, Achilles Group can engage as a blended team to provide broad and deep HR expertise tailored to your needs!

Whitaker Companies

Founded in 1983, Whitaker is one of the nation’s most respected names in professional recruiting

After performing extensive research with existing and potential clients and analyzing industry trends, what really set Whitaker apart was their belief that good chemistry between candidate and client goes way beyond what’s listed in a job description.

As a result of these findings, a strategic plan was created to position the company for success by developing a new business model that would more effectively deliver People Solutions to the Whitaker market.


Incept is a conversational marketing firm that specializes in developing and strengthening relationships with your current and potential customers, on your behalf. They are the industry leader in assisting blood centers in meeting and exceeding their collection goals.

They have done this by providing customized flexible solutions, a team of customer service representatives that care about your goals and understand your needs, and by continuously evaluating your strategy to keep messaging clear and goals aligned.

So, if you are looking for customized solutions through customer conversations…let’s talk results.

Eric Poerschke

In another life, I’m pretty sure I was a psychologist!

What’s the most inspiring part of your job?

My absolute best days are when we’re able to help a client see their business differently. It’s usually at this point when things begin to take off and the effectiveness of what we can do for them begins to be realized both internally and externally in a very powerful way.

The best piece of advice I’ve ever been given is don’t get too high on the highs and too low on the lows. This advice was from my high school basketball coach.
If you could possess one super-human power, what would it be?

I think it would be so cool to be able to fly. The different vantage points would be amazing and the ability to get places quickly would be awesome.

What did you want to be when you grew up?

As a young fella, I probably wanted to be the usual things like a policeman, fireman, etc. But from high school on, I have always wanted to own my own business. In graduate school, my buddies were sure that I would make a living helping people/organizations see things from a different perspective. They were right!

What advice would you give a candidate who wants to join our team of superstars?

Be prepared to deliver absolute excellence, while being part of a very caring, results-oriented, drama-free work environment.

What one food do you wish had zero calories?

There are a whole bunch of food categories that I wish had zero calories. If I had to pick one, it would definitely be tortilla chips with guacamole, chili con queso and/or salsa.

What do you like to do in your spare time?

My favorite thing to do, by far, is to hang out with my family…Tracy, Erin, Trey and Kyle. My peeps!

Which of the three NextLevel Thinking core values resonates the most with you?

I think giving the client what they need, not just what they want really defines NextLevel Thinking. We have seen some extraordinary results from those clients that have really embraced this collaborative approach.