So what’s with the Q?
The name of my last company was Quay, which meant a safe harbour. I always loved the Q in Quay, along with Quay itself and this was a way to keep a little piece of the company and that familiar feeling of a safe zone going forward. It was my business partner’s idea to keep the Q and it really grew on me. The more I started to think about Q, and the more I researched it, the more I felt it fit me and what I was doing now. To illustrate:
Q is the highest point letter in Scrabble at 10. We strive to have a high bar at Q – always trying to perform at a perfect 10 out of 10.
In Bond movies, Q, was the Quartermaster - making things work behind the scenes. We view ourselves in the same manner – workshops designed to make our clients look great or accomplish great things. Q is also a Star Trek character that does some rather interesting things. We’re not sure it is a real connect but at least it is futuristic and we pride ourselves on being ahead of the curve.
Rarely, if ever, do you find a Q without a U. Liked the double meaning of U and you. (those are called homophones – words that sound alike) This business is about relationships and they are paramount to everything we do.
Many words that begin with Q resonate with us. Quick – we are fast studies of complex matters and situations. Question – we are big on listening and asking all the right questions before every workshop. Quality – we work hard to produce top quality workshops ensuring the smallest details to the biggest challenges are thought through.
The official legal name is Della’s Q Workshops as you cannot just register a letter. I did not mind the double meaning (another homophone) of that either. Della’s “cue”. As in the theatrical sense, “cue” as a trigger for action to be carried out at a certain time.
And, finally we just thought Q was memorable…kinda like O.