Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Move em In Move em Out Life Goes On

No matter what kind of business you are in, whether you work for someone else or are self-employed, staff members over the years have had an impact on your life in one way or another. It may have been a first time job, a student aid a co-worker or even a customer, someone along your professional path has been an influence in your life.


I’ve been selling my way through eBay for about 13 years now and I must say how my life has greatly changed along with the world’s largest online marketplace.

I’ve loved and admired so many of the members. Including fellow eBay sellers, employees, staff and even the CEO’s!

As my career has grown and I’ve climbed up my personal ladder of eBay success, I must say that the most recent employee I watched say goodbye to eBay was yet another one that had touched my life was Mr. Garnor Morantes. I am kicking myself now that I didn’t make the time to have him as a guest at PowerSellingMomRadio.com.

I had met Garnor at eBay live in Boston, 2007 and that is where my eBay life changed. Since I am an eBay “Groupie” which means I was a frequent participant of the eBay group platform, the first stop on my agenda at eBay live was to sit in on the eBay group presentation and that was where I met Garnor. He was the presenter along with Mathew (who is also no longer at eBay) and I remember sitting there listening to Garnor speak thinking, WOW this guy is amazing! He glowed with confidence as if he was meant to be a public speaker. Long story short, after the presentation, he asked me for my business card and the rest is eBay history!


When I first caught wind of Garnor leaving eBay all I could think of was OMG OMG what is eBay thinking? This is a man with a HUGE gift! He has the gift of compassion and communication. His leadership skills are amazing! I can’t imagine why a company like eBay would allow him to leave? I know he had visions for eBay groups and there was so much more for him to contribute to the eBay community. He was such an asset to the company and to many people that he has helped over the years. WOW!

But for me, as an eBay cheerleader I can only ponder and be thankful that I had the honor to meet yet another loving soul in this place we call life!

Enjoy a video I taped of Garnor and eBay staff at eBay Live Chicago 2009


2 comments:

CatPurry said...

Beautifully said Danna. I know eBay will not be the same without Garnor leading the programs he contributed to so deeply. I will miss him greatly too.

Cindi @ Moomette's Magnificents said...

Although I was a Power Seller on eBay, I don't have a store any more, but do sell only occasionally now. Very nice tribute Danna.