Provo, UT (PRWEB) March 22, 2006
Blake Ross, Bill Walton, Ken Jennings, John Ondrasik, Michael Gelb, and others are just a few of the high achievers who are auctioning off a 30-minute phone mentorship to promote awareness of the Get in Their Shoes Campaign (http://www.getintheirshoes.org).
The Get in Their Shoes Campaign is a call to action by successful business leaders, athletes, entertainers, and politicians to rally youth and aspiring leaders to lift themselves out of their limiting circumstances by proactively interviewing successful professionals within their own communities.
With the help of iSold It, Edelman, Student Genius, and Altiris, Get in Their Shoes is auctioning off 30-minute phone mentorships and the shoes of several successful individuals. It is the largest shoe and mentorship auction ever conducted on eBay. All proceeds from the auction will go to IMNO to help youth and aspiring leaders achieve their potential through professional mentoring.
Stephen R. Covey, author of "The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People," enthusiastically states, "The Get in Their Shoes Campaign is a practical, inspiring project that offers youth and aspiring leaders the opportunity to become more self-reliant, more capable inside themselves, and more able to find their own voice by interviewing those they emulate. I am happy to be part of this campaign and have not only donated my shoes, but my time to a worthwhile project that will make such a difference in the world."
The following items are being auctioned off on eBay right now. These items will end early morning of March 26, 2006. You can find them by searching "Get in Their Shoes" on eBay:
-- Bill Walton, NBA Hall-of-Famer and Emmy Award winning broadcaster, donated a mentorship, autographed lithograph, and basketball shoes.
-- John Ondrasik, Five for Fighting singer/songwriter, donated a mentorship and shoes he wore while recording his music video "100 Years".
-- Blake Ross, founder of FireFox, donated a mentorship and the shoes he wore in High School when he began working on FireFox.
-- Stephen Friedman, General Manager of mtvU, donated a mentorship and the shoes he wore when he started his career at MTV.
-- Ken Jennings, Jeopardy Champion, donated a mentorship and the sandals he wore many a times down to Jeopardy.
-- David Bornstein, author of "How to Change the World", donated a mentorship
-- Mark Vamos, editor of Fast Company Magazine, donated a mentorship
-- Michael Gelb, author of "How to Think Like Leonardo DaVinci, donated a mentorship
-- Rajesh Setty, author of "Beyond Code" donated a mentorship and his shoes.
-- Liriel Domiciano, winner of the Brazilian version of American Idol, donated the shoes she wore when she won the contest and a mentorship.
The following items have already been auctioned off:
-- David Copperfield, master magician, donated a pair of his show shoes and a mentorship. The winner was a 24-year old paramedic wanting to become a professional magician. You can read the interview on http://www.imno.org.
-- Guy Kawasaki, author of "The Art of the Start" donated a mentorship and his shoes. The winner was a CEO of a start-up. He got help from Guy on his presentation for VC funding. You can read the interview on http://www.imno.org
-- John Dykstra, Academy Award winner for visual effects work on "Star Wars" and "Spider-Man 2", donated a mentorship and shoes he wore while working on Spider-Man 2. Interview will be conducted soon.
-- William Ury, author of "Getting to Yes" donated a mentorship and his shoes. Interview will be conducted soon.
-- Stephen R. Covey, author of The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, donated the loafers he wore when writing his books and a mentorship. Interview will be conducted soon.
-- Stan Lee, the creator of Spiderman, donated the shoes he wares for inspiration and a mentorship. Interview will be conducted soon.
-- Lauri Ward, Michael Gerber, AJ Jacobs, Libby Gill, Stan Lee, Daniel Libeskind, and others. Interviews will be conducted soon and posted on http://www.imno.org.
IMNO is an official 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that empowers youth and aspiring leaders to achieve their potential through professional mentoring. IMNO encourages its members to interview successful professionals within their own communities. Members conduct interviews with mentors to not only develop their own careers, but to share the mentor's knowledge and experience with others. This mentoring is provided to anyone, anytime, anywhere.