Sheridan Maine Career Academy launch is a huge success

On 12th July, finalist and newly qualified accountants descended upon the Holiday Inn Eastleigh for an evening with Sheridan Maine and speakers Matt le Tissier, Steve Jones and Mike Carter.

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Established to help accountants to develop their soft skills to complement their prestigious and well-earned professional qualifications, the Career Academy will encompass a series of workshops, 1:1 sessions and inspirational events from industry leaders over the course of a year, and this evening provided a superb insight into the content and scope of the course.

Following a delicious buffet dinner and unlimited drinks, Matt Le Tissier delivered an invigorating talk featuring some tongue-in-cheek anecdotes and interesting perspectives from his time as a professional football player, whilst drawing upon the soft skills he utilised to be successful in his career.

He was followed by Steve Jones, a professional motivation and leadership coach and Career Academy partner, who seamlessly outlined the content to be expected over the coming months including courses on Personality & Motivation, Leadership, NLP (neuro-linguistic programming) & Think/Feel/Know and Presentation Skills as well as a detailed psychometric assessment.         

To round up the evening, body language expert Mike Carter provided a fascinating overview of how slight movements or stances can give particular impressions in situations from interviews through to presentations. These helpful body language tips will be explored amongst many others within the Career Academy syllabus.  Mike’s activity involving volunteers from the audience and masks had all guests in stitches and it was a wonderful way to end the night.

Thank you very much to everyone who joined us for the evening. We have received some fantastic feedback, and are very glad to hear that attendees were able to take away some useful tips. We look forward to our next event as part of the Career Academy initiative – stay tuned!

If you are actively studying towards your accountancy qualification or have recently qualified, you will be eligible to register for the Career Academy.  The courses and events are free and you do not need to be looking for a career move to get involved.  If you wish to register your interest, either email Ami Glass at or visit to complete the online form.