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When you DO PEOPLE WELL, the results follow.

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A Team Of Professionals

Monica Hendrix, MA, LMFT

CEO & Owner


About Monica

Monica’s consulting work is a natural outgrowth of the variety of skills developed over the 20+ years in various roles where she’s been honored to lead organizations, programs and associations whose missions align with her true passion – creating healthy, successful people and communities. As an accomplished senior executive, Monica has a unique blend of clinical and operational expertise in organizational analysis, strategic planning and implementation, consultation, training, and technical assistance.

Monica holds a Master’s degree in Counseling for Marriage and Family Therapy, and a Bachelors’ in Child/Adolescent Psychology from Saint Mary’s College of California. As a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, she has worked with youth, young adults, individuals, couples and families in the mental health field for over 20 years, serving in direct service, clinical, program development and executive management roles. Her clinical expertise focuses on trauma and complex stress through an integration of neuroscience, somatics, attachment, and experiential therapy strategies.

Monica’s approach to coaching and consultation is a co-active model rooted in humanistic theory. She is driven by the deep belief that human connection fuels the conditions required for motivation, change, innovation and creativity. People and systems possess their own answers and solutions, and through the co-active support and partnership, they are better able to bring these more clearly into awareness, address barriers objectively, and take action.

In addition to Gadda Hendrix Consulting, LLC, Monica is also the owner and CEO of Spark Equine, where she utilizes her skills as a Licensed Equine Facilitator™ & Certified Equine Gestaltist® to provide transformational, equine-partnered experiences to individuals, groups, couples, families & businesses.

In 2022, after more than 2 decades working within medical, behavioral health and social service systems of care, Monica founded Finding Freedom and Fire Foundation in the hopes of overcoming systemic barriers and furthering individual and community health outcomes throughout the world.

About Shawn

For over 20 years, Shawn has been developing, motivating and impacting both people and the systems that surround them. Shawn began his journey as a professional athlete and then transitioned into a highly successful and decorated coaching career across junior, collegiate, and professional levels. Shawn now brings that same determination, competitive drive and results-oriented thinking to his clients across all fields.

Shawn holds masters degrees in both Counseling Psychology and Literature, as well undergraduate degrees in Child/Adolescent Psychology and English. As a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Shawn has worked in many mental health programs across a variety of clinical settings. He’s spent time serving underprivileged communities and working as a leader with multiple nonprofit organizations, while also building his own flourishing psychotherapy private practice. His diverse professional experience challenging people to transform and maximize their potential uniquely positions him to offer real, measurable change to clients who are motivated to add new fundamentals to their existing skill sets.

Shawn continues to be a passionate, driven advocate for his coaching and consulting clients. His innovative approach is informed by aspects of Change Theory, mIndful permission, relationship and emotional efficiency, as well as other traditional Coaching models. His main goal is to identify and remove all roadblocks to better professional outcomes by engaging you with practical, measurable solutions. He is a staunch believer that both you and your system can evolve to better serve your professional mission and that when you do people well – results will follow.

Shawn Brown, MA, LMFT



Melanie Boyer

Exec Admin, Marketing & PR


About Melanie

Melanie has 15 years of experience in global communications and corporate events, leading strategic and results-driven campaigns for top-tier technology companies. 

After graduating with a Bachelors in Journalism and a Minor in Sociology, Melanie began her career as a Public Relations professional, collaborating with executives to create and implement dynamic communications campaigns and activities. As an account management lead, skilled in corporate, product and competitive communications, Melanie drove the planning and execution for international industry conferences and events. 

Melanie is a strategic thinker and detail-oriented collaborator, bringing thoughtful and creative results to her team and clients. Melanie’s passion for innovation and developing strong relationships follows her to every new project, be it personally or professionally.