Elevate lives through connection and authenticity
What is NetworkBe?
NetworkBe is a new media company focused on creating authentic and emotionally driven original content that makes you think, laugh, get inspired and take action.. A place to share meaningful stories and connect with others.
NetworkBe was created by a team of award winning TV producers who are responsible for hundreds of hours of successful entertainment.
We’ve joined forces because we believe in offering something different. A place built on positivity, awareness and laughter.
Be Heard. Be Entertained. Be Inspired.
Do you watch TV? You do? Great! Then chances are you’ve seen our work…The Voice, Shark Tank, Celebrity Apprentice, Fox Sports, Survivor and Oprah’s Big Give. That kind of stuff. Our team is a group of Emmy award-winning, seasoned veterans in the entertainment field and we are excited about using our superpowers to make NetworkBe the place to BE.
Chief Visionary Officer
Stuff I Do: Work with an amazing team of creative, execs, business and techies to build a place for great programming and connectivity. I also read to my kids every night and give them advice even though they are not really listening. Try and make magic happen every day because I know that dreams come true if you just Be-lieve.
Wow! That’s Cool: 25 years experience as senior media executive overseeing Emmy award winning series including: The Voice, Shark Tank and Survivor. Produced some of the world’s biggest unscripted shows including The Apprentice, and Oprah’s Big Give. Worked with the world’s biggest brands including Walmart, P&G and Toys ”R” Us. Founder of LINA – Ladies International Networking Association for professionals. Owned a PR firm and worked as consulting Marketing Director for Disney/ Buena Vista. Phew!
But, There’s More: I’ve lived in 4 major cities around the world, became a mother of 2 in my forties (yes I will be a senior citizen by the time they go to college), I’m dyslexic but with the help of spell check have gone on to write screenplays. And have a huge soft spot for women and children co-founding Roots of Promise a non-profit foundation dedicated to protecting and keeping orphaned and vulnerable children in loving families.
Operations and Financial Bossy Boots
Stuff I Do: I keep the business running. Provide strategy, insights through analytics, help raise capital and manage accounting, website, marketing and legal.
Wow! That’s Cool: I worked alongside US military to make software so they could fight terrorism using social media. While an investment banker, I helped companies raise billions of dollars to fund their businesses.
But, There’s More: I’ve ascended two 14-thousand foot peaks in the US. And descended down to the bottom of the Grand Canyon. I never read novels, but read cookbooks and newspapers voraciously. I took up painting 10 years ago and am still terrible.
Sean De Vries
Stuff I Do: Work as the ONLY man alongside an incredibly talented group of women creating really good content that is fun, inspiring, and occasionally cheeky. Having two bossy older sisters prepared me well for my current circumstances.
Wow! That’s Cool: Won awards for directing, producing and writing. Responsible for more than 100 hours of content for networks around the world. Created a number of hit formats that have been seen in more than a hundred countries. Owned my own production company making some of the biggest shows in the country. Was a broadcast journalist for BBC in London.
But, There’s More: Husband to beautiful, loyal and stubborn wife, Father of two amazing yet relentlessly exasperating children, Beach Volleyball Player, Adventurer, Expert in the field of wine, ice cream & bacon.
Stuff I Do: Meet with everyone and make connections. Contemplate creative, and ideate, always reaching for something new. Clean up loose ends. Meditate and exercise daily.
Wow! That’s Cool: Multiple Emmy Award Winner, helped launch Fox Sports. Worked on many live events such as Super Bowl’s, World Series, All Star Games, US Open, Daytona 500s, Red Bull Air Races and Paralympics.
But, There’s More: Still cooking for my kids even though they refuse to eat it. Gave up alcohol but still addicted to sugar. Always willing to be enlightened. Start each day in service to others…intention sometimes lasts till noon. Had Greg Allman sing Sweet Melissa to me a Cappella, biked 450 miles across the Pyrenees for my 45th birthday. Leadville belt buckle holder.
Janice C. Molinari
Creative and Production Seer
Stuff I Do: I use a camera, a pen, an edit system, basically anything I can get my hands on to tell interesting stories in a compelling way. I’ve been creating television and entertainment for more than 25 years.
Wow! That’s Cool: I’ve won 6 Emmy Awards, worked with some of the world’s biggest athletes and have travelled worldwide in pursuit of great stories.
But, There’s More: Yoga teacher, certified life coach, happily married, proud dog owner, my middle name is just the letter C and I survived being run over by a bull in Pamplona.
Talent Development and Partnerships Chant Master
Stuff I Do: I develop and produce talent driven programming while searching the world for opportunities that align with NetworkBe’s mission. I produce and direct films and videos for anyone who has a story to tell, or song to sing.
Wow! That’s Cool: I am widely recognized as one of the pioneers of the music video business. I produced some of the first non-scripted dramatic programming for TV and online networks. As a digital consultant, I created one of the first integrated web series for Ellen Degeneres, Alanis Morisette and Sting. My projects have won MTV, International Monitor and American Music Awards.
But, There’s More: Leader at my local Buddhist lay organization and mentor for anyone who needs help – it’s my pleasure. An equestrian who loves to ride with wild abandon. I feel most at home in the saddle.
Community, Philanthropy and Content Rainmaker
Stuff I Do: Content Creator, Connector, Casting Producer and Chief Spiritual Officer. Absolutely passionate about creating a platform for those who have remained silent to Be Heard.
Wow! That’s Cool: At HBO I helped raise more than $250M to build the new patient building for Children’s Hospital Los Angeles. Created an award winning mentoring program that resulted in higher graduation rates in South Central LA and developed Urban Oasis Film Academy, an inner-city film program for youth.
But, There’s More: Single Mom to beautiful son Jake, ukulele player in a local band, college grad from schools in Hawaii and Switzerland and single-handedly save Real Time With Bill Maher from going off the air. I meditate every day…after coffee of course.
Brand Sales and Integration Smarty Pants
Stuff I Do: I work with wonderful companies to highlight their qualities – expertly weaving their great brands into authentic, creative and entertaining content.
Wow! That’s Cool: 20 years of sales experience. Generated and managed more than a quarter billion dollars in sales at Sports Illustrated. A 4-time recipient of Time Inc.’s Sales Executive of the Year Award.
But, There’s More: Super hero Mom, amateur but hugely competitive athlete, baseball coach to my son’s team, filter free, dog lover and youngest of 4.
Associate Producer and Social Media Angel
Stuff I Do: Coordinate and set up locations and shoots, research unique and exciting stories, help talent feel cared for…and help my team feel prepared.
Wow! That’s Cool: I don’t have any awards or accolades to tell you about, but what I do have is my faith in NetworkBe, and complete confidence in the dedicated people who are striving round the clock to bring you an amazing network!
But, There’s More: Eating disorder survivor and advocate, recycle artist and reseller. Spent childhood in town with 1 red light, cut off my ponytail in 8th grade for charity and up for almost everything, except Red Rover after a childhood incident at summer camp involving mud and a big crowd.
Consulting Marketing Know-It-All
Stuff I Do: I juggle the marketing at NetworkBe and keep the agencies and partners in check.
Wow, that's cool: I developed and launched award winning global digital campaigns for major brands including Adidas and AKQA. Now, I help start ups build their marketing teams.
And there's more: I've lived in 6 different countries across 3 continents which resulted in the weirdest Kiwi/South-Carolinian/English accent. I love a big challenge which is a good thing because I am a multi-tasking mother of 2.
Brand Marketing Magic Maker
Stuff I Do: I obsess about you and how to make your experience with us leaves you wanting more. I find ways to help grow the network like connecting with the right partners and people to bring into our community. Whatever outlet you are on connecting with NetworkBe, I'll be there looking out for you.
Wow, that's cool: I've worked in sports marketing for more than 10 years and orchestrated the first-ever women’s street skateboarding world championships and telecast. I also helped skateboarding to become an official sport in the 2020 Olympics.
And there's more: I am a fanatical Seattle Seahawks season ticket holder – even went to both recent Super Bowls to cheer them on. I rode for the snowboard team in college. I spent 90-days in the Rocky Mountains backcountry earning my wilderness medicine certification. So oddly enough, I can traction-splint your leg with a ski pole in the woods if needed.
Ellen Bradley Ganus
Mermaid, Fairy Godmother, Tinker “Elle"
Stuff I do: I make it happen! I bring talented visionaries together, to create compelling content, and grow a passionate community of loyal supporters. I create solutions for obstacles, facilitate effective communication and sprinkle optimism like fairy dust!
Wow! That’s Cool: Following a career in Entertainment as an Actress, Producer, and Coach, I have been spending the last 10 years speaking on stages around the World as a Professional Networker, Entrepreneur, Business Coach and Author. As a founding executive of a Health & Wellness Company with aggregate sales of over $5 Billion, I received multiple awards, my favorite being Woman of the Year.
But, There’s More: While living in Mexico City during the 90’s, I starred in many popular music videos for some of the most famous Latin artists, including Raul di Blasio, Jose Jose and Mijares.
Aside from being a Triathlete and Yogi, my favorite roles are “Mom” to my two teenage kids, “Wife” to my husband of 28 years, and “Best Friend” to my precious long-haired Chihuahua, Gigi.
"Women love to share. They were the original social network, even before the Internet existed."
Welcome to NetworkBe!
Women are constantly going through life transitions and reinventing themselves. We are either dating, starting new careers, getting married, having children, or going through a divorce, caring for elderly parents, experiencing an empty nest, grieving, etc. We need trusted information to help get us through these major life-changing stages, either to know what to do, or just to know we are not alone. We need each other.
Women are the original social network….way before there was an internet. Truth is, we share the most amount of information and offer the best advice to each other. This is just one of the reasons I started NetworkBe – to help women go through these life-changing transitions. Life can get hard, and you can bet that one of us has walked in your shoes. Doing it alone is tough, but together we are a force. Together we can we educate, inspire, motivate and support one another.
We create emotionally charged original content that we hope will mean something to you. We also feature women role models that are fearless and breaking down the doors so others can walk through. Because if our daughters can see it… they can be it.
We are truly in this together…as women, as connecters and as the voice for our children and future.
Please Be Hopeful, Be Fearless, Be Giving, Be Vulnerable, Be Silly, Be Inspired.