Our mission is to redefine the journey through separation by championing a process grounded in respect, mindfulness, and informed decision-making. We are committed to guiding individuals in navigating the complexities of divorce with dignity, offering expert mediation services, comprehensive financial planning, and personalized coaching. Our goal is to facilitate resolutions that honor the well-being of each party, fostering a foundation for future harmony and individual empowerment. Through education, support, and strategic guidance, we strive to turn challenging transitions into opportunities for growth and positive change.
Respect: We believe every individual deserves to be treated with respect and dignity, especially during challenging times like divorce. This core value underscores every interaction, ensuring that each party feels heard, validated, and valued.
Integrity: Honesty and transparency form the bedrock of our practice. We commit to providing clear, truthful guidance and support, helping our clients make informed decisions that align with their principles and desired outcomes.
Compassion: Understanding that divorce is often a painful and emotionally turbulent experience, we approach each situation with empathy and sensitivity. Our aim is to be a source of comfort and understanding for our clients.
Collaboration: We know that the best outcomes are achieved through teamwork. Whether it's through mediation or coaching, we work closely with our clients, encouraging open communication and collaborative problem-solving.
Empowerment: Our goal is to equip individuals with the knowledge, tools, and confidence they need to take control of their divorce process and the subsequent new chapter in their lives. We focus on building resilience and self-efficacy, encouraging clients to actively shape their futures.
Innovation: We continuously seek to improve our services, embracing innovative approaches and techniques that cater to the unique needs of our clients. We believe in adapting and evolving to serve our community better.
Confidentiality: We uphold strict confidentiality to create a safe environment for our clients to openly share and navigate their experiences. Trust is paramount in our work, and we diligently safeguard the privacy of all parties involved.
Through these values, we commit to redefining the experience of separation and divorce. We strive to transform this challenging life transition into a journey of growth, self-discovery, and respectful resolution for everyone involved.
Meet Your Trusted Team
When you’re going through a difficult life transition, you need to have a trusted team you can lean on. Learn more about the Great Lakes Divorce Financial Solutions team.
Leah Hadley, AFC®, CDFA®
Founder/Senior Financial Planner
As the Founder of Great Lakes Divorce Financial Solutions and Great Lakes Investment Management, Leah Hadley is committed to guiding clients to financial independence through thoughtful and strategic planning.
An influential voice in the financial community, Leah is a sought-after speaker and expert in overcoming financial setbacks and navigating the financial complexities of divorce. She's a frequent guest on podcasts and has contributed her insights to numerous books and online platforms. Leah is also the author of "When It's Just Not Working: A Practical Divorce Guide for Stay-At-Home Moms."
With a BA from Bryn Mawr College and an MA from Ursuline College, Leah's education has laid the foundation for her work. Her credentials include being an Accredited Financial Counselor (AFC) and a Certified Divorce Financial Analyst (CDFA). Additionally, she is a trained mediator with over 100 hours of continuing education in conflict resolution.
At the heart of her practice, Leah finds genuine satisfaction in empowering her clients to achieve their most heartfelt financial goals. Deeply engaged with her local community, she serves on the Board of the National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO) Cleveland Chapter. In her leisure time, Leah enjoys reading, hiking, and spending quality time with her husband, three children, and three dogs.
Divorce Coach & Mediator
Liesel Darby is an integral part of our team as a seasoned divorce coach and mediator. With a background in therapy, including mental health counseling for families and substance abuse recovery, and certification in life coaching, she brings empathy, expertise, and strategic guidance to those facing the complexities of divorce. Liesel's personal journey through divorce enriches her professional insight, allowing her to offer a balanced perspective to clients.
In her role, Liesel focuses on empowering individuals to transition from a state of uncertainty to one of confidence and clarity.
Larisa Krasnov, CFP®, CDFA®
Larisa has over 14 years of banking, investment, financial services and financial planning experience. She is passionate about delivering support, advice, and guidance to her clients through life changing events, especially separation, divorce and loss of loved ones, and helping them to make a smooth transition to a new financial environment.
Larisa earned her BS in Mathematics and MS in Applied Mathematics from Moscow State Engineering-Physics Institute (Technical University); and MS in Patent Science from the Institute of Industrial Property and Innovation. In 2016, she earned her CFP® certification.
Larisa and her husband Oleg enjoy traveling, photography, cooking, fine art and music. Along with their new family member, a German Pinscher puppy named Temur, they spend their free time together on long walks, watching sunrises, sunsets and starry skies.
Vicki has worked in marketing for over 25 years developing and executing marketing and communications campaigns. She enjoys using her marketing skills to bring awareness to GLDFS, helping others reach their personal goals and enrich their lives.
She has a BA in English from Baldwin Wallace University and an MA in Communications Management from John Carroll University. When not at work, she enjoys spending time with her family, volunteering at local schools, reading and being outside.
Tiffany holds a Bachelor's Degree from Kent State University. In addition to keeping the team organized, Tiffany greets all of those who call in or visit the office with kindness and compassion. She went through her own divorce and is no stranger to the emotional roller coaster our clients are facing. Now happily remarried, she also knows the joy that can come in your next chapter.
Tiffany is passionate about health and wellness and maintains an active lifestyle. A former personal trainer, Tiffany teaches yoga part-time at Hope Yoga.
As a company, we offer lots of resources, and Tiffany is here to help you find what you are looking for. Feel free to reach out to her to schedule a connection call, and she can point you in the right direction.
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