Darke & Associates LLC is the experienced leadership development consulting firm MN businesses rely on to improve their talent strategies and reach their full potential. We are proud to maintain strategic business partnerships with PXT Select, Everything DiSC® and The Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team.* Leveraging these partnerships, we work with clients across the employee life cycle to enhance the productivity and performance of individuals, teams, and organizations. We offer a customized targeted solution based approach to your talent needs.

As a trusted organizational development consulting firm, Darke & Associates LLC helps companies achieve tangible, high impact results. We have proven experience and expertise in our offering areas. We also have experience at applying analytics to complex issues like turnover and help organizations to achieve measurable successful outcomes. Our solutions give executives the tools and training they need to help them perform in their business. This ability to effectively address our clients’ most compelling talent strategy needs has paid off, more than 90% of our engagements are from clients or a referral source.  We thank you for that! When you work with Darke & Associates LLC, you’re working with the HR consulting firm MN business owners and executives trust.

Key areas we assist our clients with are:

  • Pre-employment Assessment
  • Developing Managers
  • Turnover Reduction
  • Team Building and Performance
  • Sales Performance Execution
  • Leadership Development & Training
  • Succession Planning
  • Interviewing
  • Employee Engagement
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Talent Management Strategy
  • Workforce Planning
  • Coaching
  • Data Analytics

"Darke + Associates are unique in that the extraordinary value of their services really begins after the assessment – unlike other who just sell a product or tool."
Jay Thomas - President

Specific Industry and Market Experience:

  • Professional Service Firms
  • Credit Union, Banking
  • Sales
  • Automotive
  • Construction
  • Engineering
  • Technology
  • Start up
  • Healthcare
  • Environmental
  • Engineering
  • Education
  • Retail
  • Manufacturing
  • Distribution
  • Government

Located in Minneapolis, Minnesota, our team consists of dedicated local and national consultants as well as a virtual network of nationwide web based assessments, webinars and in person trainings. We have integrated training and development for all levels of employees from frontline to C level.  Certification programs are also available.

Contact us at 866-0692 or email us today!

"Our law firm has had a very successful relationship with Darke & Associates for over 10 years. Through the assessment tools Patty Darke has introduced to us, and the support she provides with those tools, we have not only streamlined our interview and hiring process, but are making much more solid hiring decisions as a result. Patty is knowledgeable, a good trainer and absolutely delightful to work with. I recommend Darke and Associates to any company that employs people!"
Sue Pearson, Director of Administration HKM Law Firm


    We’ve been researching and analyzing DiSC® for over 40 years—in fact, our DiSC® Classic Paper Profile was the first DiSC assessment EVER!
    Building A Strong Team is Both Possible and Remarkably Simple. The Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team™ has a simple goal: To facilitate a learning experience that helps professionals and their organizations discover what it takes to build a truly cohesive and effective team.
  3. PXT Select™
    PXT Select™ offers assessment solutions that enable organizations to select the right people and develop them to their full potential.
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