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Alina Ugas

Alina is a Licensed Practitioner of Neuro-Linguistic Programming® (NLP®), Hypnotherapist, and Co-founder of Final Step International and its trademark technique, The Needs-Based Method®. With over 35 years of experience in health care, mental health, and business entrepreneurship. Alina serves as a Success Coach, Author, motivational speaker, and has always had a passion for helping others discover their truth. She has facilitated numerous seminars on successfully improving behaviors and communication blocks that hinder personal & professional productivity.

Our Story

I started this coaching business due to the fact that I worked in corporate for 35 years. I know firsthand what it is to go through the challenges of pay, recognition, and advancement. I never had a life coach before, until I met Michael, now my business partner, who had been working with individuals who had challenges in their personal and professional life.

At this time, Michael was furthering his education by getting his master’s degree in counseling psychology to have more of an impact on the clients we would be working with.

I suggested that we start a coaching and training service to assist women who have suffered past trauma, addiction, low self-esteem, Imposter Syndrome, generational shaming, or struggled in personal or professional relationships.

It was at this juncture we created the 7-Step System to Self-Discovery, Awareness, and Self-Empowerment© methodology called The Needs-Based Method®.  This methodology has been used with over 12,000 individuals who wanted answers to their unwanted behavior. 

We developed a 360 mindset personal/professional development coaching and training program that empowers women executives/entrepreneurs with our 7-Step system to overcome the negative impact of traditional/outdated women’s roles,  limiting beliefs, and conflict in the workplace. We do something very unique in our industry that allows women executives/entrepreneurs to lead with confidence and fulfill their entrepreneurial/executive potential.

We discover. (the problem)  We shift. (the belief) We transform. (the behavior)


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Michael Oden

Michael is the founder of Final Step International. Michael has interviewed over 12,000 emotionally struggling individuals for the past 20 years.  Michael has a master’s degree in Counseling Psychology and years of experience as a communication and behavioral strategist, keynote speaker, & trainer. In addition, Michael is an award-winning writer and published author of the series titled, “When Nobody’s Home” assisting individuals to understand their past behavior.


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