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Sharon Schweitzer, JD


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Sharon is an attorney, cross-cultural trainer, modern manners expert, and the founder of Protocol & Etiquette Worldwide. In addition to her accreditation in intercultural management from the HOFSTEDE centre, she serves as a Chinese Ceremonial Dining Etiquette Specialist in the documentary series Confucius was a Foodie, on Nat Geo People. She is the resident etiquette expert on two popular lifestyle shows: ABC Tampa Bay’s Morning Blend and CBS Austin’s We Are Austin. She is regularly quoted by BBC Capital, Investor’s Business Daily, Fortune, and the National Business Journals. Her Amazon #1 Best Selling book in International Business, Access to Asia: Your Multicultural Business Guide, now in its 3rd printing, was named to Kirkus Reviews’ Best Books of 2015. She’s a winner of the British Airways International Trade Award at the 2016 Greater Austin Business Awards.

Experience in the area

Sharon’s knowledge includes her humorous experiences in 70 countries on seven continents. She has trained over 10,000 people by providing provides organizations, law firms, universities and executive teams with practical techniques to improve business communication and increase revenue.


2017 Global Thinkers Forum, Board of Directors 2017 Austin Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors 2017-2019 South Texas College of Law-Houston, Alumni Association Board of Directors 2014-2017 Westlake Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, Economic Development Director 2014-17 International Business Council Executive Committee, Austin Chamber of Commerce 2013-17 International Business Coalition Member & Sponsor, Austin Chamber of Commerce Member & Annual Conference Presenter, SIETAR-USA Life & Sustaining Fellow, Texas Bar Foundation Life Fellow, Austin Bar Foundation Fellow, Travis County Women Lawyers Foundation 1998 Leadership Austin Graduate Past Chair, Labor & Employment Section, Austin Bar Assoc. Past Chair, Technology Section, Austin Bar Assoc.


Business: Wall Street Journal, Investors Business Daily, BBC Capital, New York Times, Bangkok Post, Fortune, Psychology Today, YoungUpStarts, CEO, Huffington Post, Business2Community, Examiner, Internations, Small Business Opportunities, Phoenix Business Journal, Diversity Woman, Meetings & Conventions Magazine, Global HRD, American Lawyer, Texas Lawyer. Lifestyle: Town & Country, PopSugar, Bustle, Refinery29 The Society Diaries,


Fellow, Presenter & Participant, Summer Intercultural Institute Portland, Oregon, USA Accredited Lecturer, Intercultural Management, Hofstede Centre, Finland J.D. South Texas College of Law, Texas USA Certificate, University of Oxford Oxford, England UK B.A. Ohio State University Columbus, Ohio USA

Awards and Honors

*2016 Winner, International Business Awards, Greater Austin Business Awards *2015 Finalist, International Business Awards, Greater Austin Business Awards *2015 Kirkus Star, Kirkus Book Reviews: Access to Asia is an outstanding guidebook that plies the cultural waters of Asia and offers insider tips for developing successful business relationships. Intercultural consultant Schweitzer and consultant/author Alexander have crafted an invaluable reference guide that is comprehensive and fascinating. *2015 Winner, International Book Awards, Best New Non-Fiction *2009 Honoree & Co-Keynote Speaker, Annual Women's Luncheon, City of Austin Small Business Development Program, Celebrating the Entrepreneurial Spirit of Austin Women

Past/Present Clients

Lexus, JP Morgan, Texas Capital Bank, Greenstream International, Benesh Law, Charles University (Prague), Capitol Corporate Services, Hilton Hotels, MD Anderson Cancer Center, Ohio State University, University of Texas, and many more.

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2016-12-07 Holiday etiquette question:

Good afternoon Mary,     Thank you for contacting me. Radio is so much fun!  I would be delighted to work with you and Mathew Blades in the morning.   Do you have specific dates in mind? Please share your

2016-05-26 Job Interview:

Dear Ms. Chloe,    Congratulations on your graduation from college. This is quite an accomplishment! You are a savvy young graduate to be preparing for your interviews so thoroughly.     #1. As far as

2015-08-12 Business Etiquette:

Dear Ms. Julie,    Thank you for your question about the difference between Business Etiquette and Social Etiquette.   Social etiquette is based on gender and business etiquette is based on precedence


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