About Us

At Divorce Management we help our clients define goals to manage their divorce journey and start a new life. We coach clients to focus on their needs while being mindful of everyone involved in the divorce process: spouse, children, family, friends, employer, etc. 

We provide support and help people get organized, communicate effectively and work towards a peaceful resolution. We provide a strategic and holistic approach to divorce that encourages personal growth, self-care and accountability. 


We believe that most divorce cases can be settled without lengthy and costly litigation battles. We work in collaboration with lawyers, mediators and healthcare professionals to guide and empower our clients through this journey.

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Our Team

 
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Zelena van der Leeden, MC,  CDC®

Co-founder

Certified Divorce Coach® I Divorce Transition and Recovery Coach®

Starting over is the best opportunity to design the life you want. Zelena specializes in helping divorcing parents and immigrants by helping them gain confidence and achieve their goals. She encourages her clients to focus on their needs while being mindful of every aspect affected by the separation: parenting, relationships, professional development, finances, living arrangements, etc. 

Zelena went through a lengthy and high-conflict separation with two young children. Yoga, therapy and a wonderful support network kept her positive, healthy and strong. She focused on providing affection and stability to her children by helping them adapt to having two loving homes.

With over 10 years experience as a Project Manager, Zelena offers a strategic and holistic approach to divorce. She has a Master's degree in Communication from the University of Ottawa and she is a Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT-200). 

Languages: English and Spanish.

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Jake W. Purdy, PMP, CDC®

Co-Founder

Certified Divorce Coach® I Divorce Transition and Recovery Coach®

Divorcing with dignity means taking the high road and being accountable. Jake specializes in coaching men through high-conflict divorces that involve children. His clients become aware of their triggers and hot buttons that have led to unnecessary conflict with their spouse. He believes in the power of exercise and wellness practices as catalyst to positive transformation and growth.


Despite going through high-conflict divorce, Jake focused on what was best for his little girls and vowed to protect them from adult discussions. He self-represented with the guidance of wonderful lawyers and was awarded sole custody of his daughters.


Jake obtained a B.Sc, Environmental Economics and Policy from the University of Alberta in 2001. He has worked for the Government of Canada for 20 years and is also a Professional Project Manager (PMP #1845422). 

Languages: English, French