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About Us

At Divorce Management help our clients navigate their divorce journey with dignity and positivity. We coach families facing marital break-down through a goal-oriented process that promotes compassion and accountability. 

We provide a strategic and holistic approach to divorce that encourages our clients to connect with their best self and find their voice. We can help you get organized, set healthy boundaries and learn effective communication skills. 

As a social enterprise we provide subsidies and pro-bono services to victims of abuse and low-income families. If money is a barrier, please reach out. We are here to help!

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 to start the best chapter of their lives.


Our Team

About Us: Team

Zelena van der Leeden, MC,  CDC®


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.


Jake W. Purdy, PMP, CDC®


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

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