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Sharon Schweitzer JD


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Modern manners, social and everday etiquette, including manners related to social media platforms such as Instagram, Facebook, and Google+. Dining and wine, travel, social introductions and culture.

Experience in the area

I am a cross-cultural consultant, an international etiquette expert and an international award-winning author. My work and travel have taken me to over 60 countries on 7 continents. I speak French and some Czech. I have 20 years experience providing consulting and training to 100,000 attorneys and corporate executives in law firms and multinational corporations. My law practice as an employment attorney included resolving cultural dynamics between employees and management in the workplace.


Animal Trustees of Austin | Barton Creek Country Club | SIETAR-USA | InterNations | Austin Chamber of Commerce | Boys & Girls Clubs Foundation, Board of Directors | Westlake Chamber of Commerce, Board of Directors, Economic Development Chair | Women's Symphony League, Former Board Member | Austin Bar Association, Past Chair of Labor & Employment Law Section | Texas Bar Foundation, Sustaining Fellow |


Sharon is the international award-winning author of Access to Asia: Multicultural Business Guide. Her writing has appeared in NY Times, Fortune, Bangkok Post, Psychology Today, YoungUpStarts, Global HRD, Meetings & Conventions, Business2Community, Chief Executive, InterNations, Examiner, Small Business Opportunities, Society Diaries Monterrey, Texas Lawyer, American Lawyer, Austin Business Journal, Phoenix Business Journal, Women's Health, Diversity Woman, Nside Business, and numerous others.


Multicultural Management, Accredited Lecturer, Hofstede Centre, Finland | Organizational Culture, Accredited Lecturer, Hofstede Centre, Finland | Protocol Officer, Protocol School of Washington | Corporate Etiquette & International Protocol, Protocol School of Washington | JD, South Texas College of Law, Houston, Texas USA | Certificate, University of Oxford, Oxford England | BA, Sociology, Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio USA |

Awards and Honors

Kirkus Star, awarded to books of exceptional merit by Kirkus Review - Access to Asia | Winner, Best New Non-Fiction, 2015 International Book Awards - Access to Asia | Winner, Business Communication, 2015 International Book Awards - Access to Asia | Winner, Cover Design Non-Fiction, 2015 International Book Awards - Access to Asia | Honoree & Co-Keynote, Annual Women's Luncheon, City of Austin Small Business Development Program, Celebrating the Entrepreneurial Spirit of Austin Women |

Past/Present Clients

A small list of past and current clients due to NDAs, confidentiality and discretion includes: Benesch Law, Blue Byte Software, Capitol Corporate Services, Hilton Hotels, MD Anderson, Charles University (Prague),Ohio State University, Sperry Van Ness, Trammell Crow, University of Texas, UT System.

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Recent Answers from Sharon Schweitzer JD

2016-09-20 Letter of condolence:

Dear Ms. JoAnne,    Comforting others is a delicate balance. You are a thoughtful person to be concerned about writing the words that acknowledge her loss appropriately. Although you may not be close with

2016-01-11 ex husband's Obit:

Grace and kindess to all concerned under the circumtances eases the stress in times of loss. Obituaries are many times prepared at a difficult time for the family. Unless the deceased has prepared their

2015-08-06 Gift Ideas for My Russian Host Family:

Dear Ms. Sofia,  Congratulations on completing your study abroad abroad program in such a fascinating country. You are kind and thoughtful to plan a trip to visit your former host family, and think ahead

2015-08-05 Gift-giving in Asia:

Dear Mr. Matthew:    Due to the ethnic diversity in Singapore, gift-giving customs vary and are not a common custom. Singapore’s main ethnic groups include the Chinese (74.2 percent), Malay (13.3 percent)

2015-08-05 Avoiding Dining Faux Pas in China:

Dear Ms. Elizabeth,    Enjoy the Shanghai. I do hope you have an opportunity to visit the Shanghai concessions. As you may already know, cuisine is the epicenter of business relationships in China. Please


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