Connections That Make Things Happen


You’ve got an idea, and you can’t get it out of your head.  Is it time to bring your idea to life?  Are you in the process of realizing your vision, but you’ve hit a roadblock?  Are you looking to take your idea to the next level?  No matter where you are in your process, we’ve got an event you can’t miss.

The Co-Storm brings you together with entrepreneurial leaders in the community for a day of brainstorming, problem-solving and mentorship in a unique think-tank structure.

If you have an idea percolating in the back of your mind, it’s time to turn up the heat.  We’ve got a team of pros ready to help kickstart you big idea.  With their input,  plus your fellow co-stormers, you’ll work out kinks, exercise gremlins and get inspired.  

Bring your idea, prototype, or just an empty notebook and get ready to take the next step.

Find a CO-STORM near you and turn your ideas into action


Women of WeWork Co-Storm
Women of WeWork Co-StormSEATTLE
July 21, 2017 @ 10am – 1pm
The Riveter & Friends Co-Storming Mashup
The Riveter & Friends Co-Storming MashupSEATTLE
Oct 19 @ 5:30 -9pm

The concept behind Co-Storm is about how much more we’re able to see  (brainstorm) for each other, than we see for ourselves. There’s a creative back and forth energy in getting outside your own head. Fresh eyes see our blind spots and filters. They also mirror back to us what’s really going on. A co-stormer’s insight can clarify what steps to take next, highlight your strengths, and make you pay attention to what should happen naturally. It can solve a problem in your field with an outsider’s perspective.

I truly believe we’ve got great energy going in our community you’re not going  to find anywhere else…collaborate with us and hitch a ride on that energy!

“Co-storming was magical. When I arrived, I was really stuck inside my own head. Having someone else’s eyes on my project and hearing about their experiences helped me to see what I could not. It pushed me to get through the hard part and launch a major project.”

~ Erin Anacker, People Enthusiast Founder of Betwixt





For every Co-Storm I assemble an incredible group of mentors.  These women from the local business community are there to give back by sharing their experience and expertise.  The Storm is worth attending for access to these mentors alone.

They sit in on the storms throughout the day and provide perspective from their years of wisdom.  

The last hour we gather the whole group and our mentors share invaluable feedback.

Sample Itinerary

  • Welcome and rundown of the day
  • Instructions -suggestions – introduce mentors
  • 1st co-storming session – at coffee bar or venue    
  • 2nd co-storming session
  • Wrap up with mentors 



Background Story: How Co-Storming Came About

One of my favorite CRAVE’s in life is to build deeper personal connections with people. Conversation over coffee, then a long walk works well for me. Earlier this year a friend and I decided to commit a whole day to catch each other up on our current business projects.  READ MORE.

What is a Co-Storm?


Perfect ingredients to put into the Storm:

  • what’s keeping you up at night
  • new business idea to flesh out28c316_91414125d14c41edaf206136d9846e9d
  • brainstorm marketing ideas to get more attention on your business
  • fleshing out curriculum for a new program
  • blog & social media strategy
  • how to pivot (flip) an existing idea that is not working
  • thinking broader on growing your business financially
  • business model ideas                                             
  • how to get your vision clear                                       
  • i have been helping others all my life, it’s time for me now, what should i do28c316_1f327d39150a4ec295e19441bce46a5c
  • how can i be more creative at work, when i’m not the one calling the shots
  • how can i refine and tell my story
  • fleshing out a side hustle/passion project
  • how are you unique – what sets you apart
  • how to scale 
  • have you hit a serious plateau
  • keep the job or start a business
  • don’t know where to look for more clients



XOXO Melody
– Melody Biringer, CRAVE founder


A co-storm is a think-tank style session where two or three people brainstorm for each other. The beauty of co-storming is using the concept that we see more for each other than we do for ourselves. Getting a fresh perspective from a stranger could reveal and open your eyes to a new way to look at your project.

Start with an introduction and a download of the project/idea you want to put into the storm. Divide the remainder of the time between your projects, and storm some options and next steps and timeline to move forward. Each participant will follow up on the date of completion to create accountability.

We want to know the project or pain point you have that you would like to brainstorm. So we can best match you, we ask what your magic powers are, what skills do you have naturally. Also what kind of mentorship would best serve you.With all that in mind we go to work to see if you fit into the co-storm and how we can hook you up.

We start the session out with everyone in the same room and will go over the instructions of the day. Plus you will meet our amazing mentors. Then we will pair you off in groups of three (handpicked for you). Your group of three will go off for a two hour co-storm session. When you return we will hook you up with another group of three and you will go off again for round two of co-storming. During your two sessions we will insert our mentors for additional conversation and insights. After you are done with round two, we will all gather together and recap the day with our mentors. When you walk out you will have run your idea/project/pain point past 4-6 people and will be ready to power on:) Our mentors on demand! Expert Entrepreness talent from my golden rolodex will be stopping by your “storm” – pick their brain for feedback!


Our Co-Storming Sponsors


A full day put aside to create, challenge my ideas, kick me in the pants when needed and then turn around and help another do the same thing for their business was so rewarding. It was the final push I needed to launch my new brand and gain insight on how I can build my business to the next level.

Melissa K Harris, Brand Architect

Co-storming was a reflective experience. It was like having someone verbalize the things in your brain that you may not have been able to articulate prior. For me 2 major changes happened. First, I could see where I was missing the big picture. I was totally focused on my mistakes and missed the successes. Second, I was able to reinforce some of my ‘gut feelings’ about how to grow that I was talking myself out of.

Andrea Scott, Founder of Skoah®

I showed up at my #CoStorming date with a massive list of possibilities. And that’s all it was: a list. I left my #CoStorming date with a very specific “next best step”, plus a short-term plan and a TON of clarity that is simply not possible to find when you are always working away by yourself. #CoStorming rocks!

Shirley Weir, Founder of

Interested in personal one-on-one STORM with Melody? Connect with me and let’s talk!