Darke & Associates LLC is an experienced, award winning consulting group that businesses rely on to improve their talent strategies and reach their full potential. We are proud to maintain strategic business partnerships with the Wiley group and are licensed and certified in each of the product lines; 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 specific talent needs.

As a trusted organizational development consulting firm, Darke & Associates 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 guidance they need to help them perform in their business.

Founded in 2005 by Patricia Darke, Registered Corporate Coach™ the firm has grown by direct referrals of business owners and HR professionals.    When you work with Darke & Associates you are working with the HR consulting firm that business owners and HR professionals trust.

Key areas we assist our clients with are:


  • Selection
  • Developing Managers
  • Team Building and Performance
  • Sales Performance Execution
  • Leadership Development
  • Succession Planning


  • Employee Engagement
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Talent Management Strategy
  • Workforce Planning
  • Executive Coaching


"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
  • Technology
  • Healthcare
  • Agriculture
  • Engineering
  • Manufacturing
  • Government

Located in Minneapolis, Minnesota, we have integrated training and development for all levels of employees from frontline to C level.  We are certified and licensed to deliver all of our solutions and services in person or virtually.

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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