“We are tired of leaders we fear, tired of leaders we love, and tired of leaders who let us take liberties with them. What we need for leaders are men of the heart who are so helpful that they, in effect, do away with the need of their jobs. But leaders like that are never out of a job and never out of followers. Strange as it sounds, great leaders gain authority by giving it away.” 

– Vice Admiral James B. Stockdale

Established leaders

Our command cadre contains former military officers who have led hundreds of personnel during times of peace and war and have administered multimillion-dollar programs for the U.S. armed forces. Trained at the highest levels in leadership and risk management, they bring unique skills and a passion for excellence to your offshore leaders.

Seasoned, Veteran mariners

Darley Consulting’s appraisers and instructors are seasoned mariners with extensive command experience. We were trained by the U.S. military in leadership skills, and we internalized them. Therefore, even when we were tired, wet and scared, we could call on these skills to lead our teams to complete their missions. We can do the same for your leaders.

Damage-control experts

When emergencies rear their heads, it’s never simple. Minimizing the damage means keeping a cool head, being decisive, communicating clearly and securing cooperation from others.

Team specialists

We have led teams at sea for decades. Former commanding officers of U.S. Coast Guard or U.S. Navy ships—or former qualified OIMs—we understand team dynamics and the role of leaders, especially in the maritime environment.

Thorough engineering skill

The maritime setting is like no other. Seagoing and offshore vessels are like small cities, with complex engineering plants. Our experience in this demanding environment enables us to coach your personnel in its intricacies—even under the extreme stress of an emergency.