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Nov 11, 2019

This week’s episode features Michael Basagre, who founded and runs a career coaching service and blog called Momettas while he works as a packaging consultant in New Zealand. Momettas focuses on helping young adults between the ages of 15 and 30 succeed as they transition out of key life milestones such as leaving school or university, getting their first job or looking for that next step in their career. In addition, Michael is dedicated to helping people discover a passion for personal development by helping uncover their core values.

On this episode, you can hear Michael talk about:

  • How his passion for helping others became his side hustle
  • How he balances his energy between family, a full-time job, and Momettas
  • How living out your core values can help you find career success
  • The unusual technique Michael uses to help his clients uncover their core values
  • Why he encourages his clients to talk about their core values in job interviews
  • The importance of keeping your core values in mind as you develop your own business or creative projects

You can learn more about Michael on the Momettas website,, and blog, If you are between the ages of 15 – 30 and would like some career coaching, feel free to contact Michael at for one free coaching session (and mention that you heard him on the Beyond 6 Seconds podcast)!

The Seven Fundamental Tools that Michael uses with his coaching clients:

  1. Self-Awareness
  2. Change of Mindset
  3. Decide what your core values are
  4. Build a solid character
  5. Begin believing
  6. Inspire personal change
  7. Encourage positive change through ongoing continuous improvement