Training a lot of left-handers!

Lefties - we're in the company of Angelina Jolie

Lefties - we're in the company of Angelina Jolie

On 16 and 17 October I had the pleasure of training a wonderful group of new wedding planners on our Step by Step training course. As ever the students were from a range of backgrounds including management consultancy, construction and classical music to name but a few. Most were at the beginning of their wedding planning career, seeking to gain a practical grounding in the field before launching their own businesses.

One interesting fact which was discovered over our lunch break on day 1 however was that 5 out of 8 in the room were left-handers. Of course this prompted quite a lot of discussion. And as one of those left handers was the course tutor ie. me, it seemed only natural for me to do a bit of research on the finding. According to Scientific American 15% of people are left-handed, whereas in our little group 62.5% were.

What does it mean? According to an article I found on left handers tend to be more athletically inclined (good for running around at weddings), to have more spatial awareness (good for designing a room layout) and to think more quickly (good for running a business and getting on with the million tasks needed everyday). According to a study by Dr. Alan Searleman of St. Lawrence University in New York, “true” left-handed people-those who favour their whole left side for physical activities have twice the problem-solving skills and a higher I.Q. than right-handed people โ€“ all very useful too!

And weโ€™re in good company, Iโ€™m amazed by the number of famous left handers including: Presidents George H.W. Bush, Bill Clinton and Barack Obama; Prince Charles and Prince William; musicians Jimi Hendrix, Kurt Cobain and Paul McCartney; scientists Isaac Newton, Marie Curie and Benjamin Franklin; artists Michelangelo and Leonardo Da Vinci; and historical figures Alexander the Great, Charlemagne and Julius Caesar.
Oh how proud I am to be a leftie!

Wedding planners โ€“ tell us are you right or left handed?

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Training courses: Step by Step


  1. Erika on 27th October 2010 at 4:16 pm

    I’m a true ambidextrous. Write with my right and do everything else with my left…eat, play sports

  2. Always Andri on 27th October 2010 at 5:01 pm

    I’m left handed!!

  3. Olivia soleto on 3rd November 2010 at 12:22 am

    I’m left handed!

  4. Sandy Moretta on 3rd November 2010 at 1:23 pm

    Oh dear, I am right handed. Won’t be taking an IQ test anytime soon then!

  5. Nikki Vincent on 3rd November 2010 at 7:27 pm

    I am ambidextrous too, I write with my right hand but do a lot with my left hand and I am left footed.

  6. Marine Kerivel-Brown on 4th November 2010 at 11:23 pm

    I’m right-handed but my toddler can eat with his toes…. does that count? ๐Ÿ˜‰

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