EMCC Global Provider Summit

15-19th November 2021


EMCC Global Provider Summit

15-19th November 2021


Tania Bailey and Adrian Sham

Tania Bailey and Adrian Sham: Global Coaching Culture

Session on 16 November 2021 00:00 UTC - View on timetable


Grant Thornton is the world’s seventh-largest by revenue and sixth-largest by number of employees professional services network of independent accounting and consulting member firms which provide assurance, tax and advisory services to privately held businesses, public interest entities, and public sector entities.

Join some of Grant Thornton’s Partner Coaches from around the globe (APAC, Africa and the Americas time zones), to share in a rich dialogue sessions that focuses on;

  • Coaching in their region and Member Firm
  • Creating psychologically safe thinking environments for our people
  • The importance of coaching for connection and wellbeing
  • The opportunities of coaching beyond borders

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Tania Bailey is a partner in our Business Advisory Services team in New Zealand. Her role leads her to spend her time alongside dynamic family-owned growth businesses looking for value added services and strong personal relationships. She also works closely with clients in the Not-for-Profit sector, helping these organisations position themselves for success. She has over 31 years’ experience and is recognised as a trusted advisor and professional business partner who can help her clients understand and succeed in their business, operate more effectively and deal with challenges, She possesses a high level of emotional intelligence which helps her quickly empathise with clients and understand the world through their eyes. This gives her a unique ability to get to the nub of the issue quickly and effectively.

Through her coaching skills, she helps her clients put the hard issues on the table where they are debated and listened to. Tania’s advice is always goal orientated and focussed on growth. Tania knows and understands the challenges that businesses and organisations face and works with her clients to help them achieve growth and aspirational goals.

Tania’s qualifications include a Bachelor of Commerce and Administration from Victoria University, and she is a Chartered Accountant (CA) and member of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand. Tania is also an accredited EMCC Coach and Mentor Practitioner.

Adrian Sham has over 15 years’ experience as a tax advisor starting his career as a global mobility tax graduate for Grant Thornton in London where he qualified as a UK Chartered

Tax Advisors and a US Enrolled Agent. In August 2015, Adrian relocated to Singapore to help build the tax practice in Singapore where he leads the Outsourcing, Employer Solutions and Private Client team.

Adrian focusses on advising companies, private clients and their families in Singapore on their tax structure and compliance requirements. Adrian has expertise in helping clients understand their needs, structure their affairs to achieve tax efficiencies and ensure compliance through:

  • Advising and managing global mobility programmes
  • Advising globally mobile employees and high net worth individuals on tax and social security matters
  • Advising high net worth families on their tax residence status and tax structuring
  • US tax and reporting requirements for employees and high net worth individuals
  • Advising and helping clients set up Singapore entities and to meet ongoing compliance requirements
  • Advising organisations on the tax risks arising from their globally mobile employees.
  • Advising on equity and long-term incentive plans
  • Payroll and year end reporting compliance

Professional qualifications and memberships

  • Chartered Institute of Taxation (UK)
  • Association of Accounting Technicians (UK)
  • Enrolled Agent (US)
  • Accredited Tax Advisor (Income Tax) – (Singapore Chartered Tax Professionals)
  • Exceptional Coach Programme – EMCC EIA at Practitioner Level