About Us 

Compassionate financial guidance before, during, and after a divorce

Our Mission

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.

 

Our Values

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 Intentional Divorce Solutions team. 

 

Leah Hadley, AFC¬ģ, CDFA¬ģ, MAFF¬ģ

Founder/Senior Financial Planner

As the Founder of Intentional Divorce Solutions (formerly known as 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." At the heart of her practice, Leah finds genuine satisfaction in empowering her clients to achieve their most heartfelt financial goals. 

In her leisure time, she enjoys reading, hiking, and spending quality time with her husband, three children, and three dogs.  

Professional Credentials:

  • Accredited Financial Counselor (AFC)
  • Certified Divorce Financial Analyst (CDFA)
  • Master Analyst in Financial Forensics (MAFF)
  • Collaboratively trained Financial Neutral
  • Mediator trained through an Ohio Supreme Court-approved program with 100+ hours of continuing education in alternative dispute resolution

Professional Associations:

  • Member, Institute for Divorce Financial Analysts (IDFA)
  • Member, National Association of Certified Valuators and Analysts (NACVA)
  • Member,¬†Association for Financial Counseling & Planning Education (AFCPE)
  • Membership Chair, Center for Principled Family Advocacy
  • Director of Corporate Partnerships, National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO) Cleveland Chapter
 
 
 
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Liesel Darby
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.

Liesel earned her BS in Educational Studies, Focus in Writing from Kent State University, her M.Ed. in Counseling from the University of Toledo, and her MA in Industrial/Organizational Psychology from the University of New Haven in Connecticut. In 2008 she was certified as a life coach by Coach Training Alliance. She received her mediation training from the Ohio Supreme Court.

In her spare time, Liesel likes to play the piano, read murder mysteries, and work on her novel. In anticipation of a "someday" trip to Italy, she is learning Italian. She likes to take long walks, go dancing with her friends, and hang out with her two elderly cats.

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Rachael Rennert,¬†CDFA¬ģ

Financial Coach/Client Service Associate

Rachael brings over 20 years of experience in finance, sales and marketing. She earned her MBA in Finance from the University of Colorado at Boulder Leeds School of Business and a BA from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst.

Rachael is a Certified Divorce Financial Analyst (CDFA) and an Accredited Financial Analyst (AFC) candidate. She is a member of the Institute of Divorce Financial Analysts (IDFA), the Association of Divorce Financial Planners (ADFP) and the Association of Financial Planning and Educations (AFCPE).

Having gone through her own divorce, Rachael brings empathy and experience to her role. She understands that major life changes can be financially disruptive and strives to help others navigate through the process.

In her spare time, Rachael serves her community by volunteering with her local Emergency Medical Services as a first responder and ambulance driver. She is also an avid swimmer and enjoys participating in open ocean water competitions every summer.

 
 
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Vicki Hiney
Marketing Manager

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 Barbarine
Administrative Assistant

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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