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International Coaching Week

By |2024-05-21T10:37:44-05:00May 21st, 2024|Annual Monthly or Day Observance, avoiding international blunders, Bridging the Cultural Divide, Business and the Environment, Business Case for Cross-Cultural Training, Business Etiquette, Cross-Cultural, Culture, Customer Service Etiquette, diversity, Earth, Global, Global Etiquette, Goals, Gracious Living, Hosting International Visitors, Inclusion, Intercultural, intercultural competence, intercultural training case, International History, International Observances, International Protocol, Language and Culture, Lifestyle, Modern Manners, Networking, Observances - Monthly & Daily, Office Culture, Relationship Building, Relationships, Social Etiquette, Sport Etiquette, Strategic Planning, Travel Etiquette, United States, US Observances, Volunteering & Mentoring|

International Coaching Week By Sharon Schweitzer   International Coaching week enlightens and encourages individuals and organizations all over the world to understand, explore, test, and discover the possibilities coaching provides. Each year ICW offers a variety of ICW events, webinars, conferences, educational workshops, panel discussions, public coaching demonstrations, pro bono sessions, and many more activities [...]

Intercultural Communication for the World Affairs Council-Austin

By |2024-05-20T14:12:59-05:00May 20th, 2024|Austin, avoiding international blunders, Bridging the Cultural Divide, Business and the Environment, Cross-Cultural, Cross-Cultural Tips for Doing Business in, Cultural Snapshot, Culture, Culture and Commercialism, diversity, Global, Global Etiquette, Gracious Living, Intercultural, intercultural competence, International History, International Observances, Language and Culture, Lifestyle, Office Culture, Relationship Building, Relationships, United States, Women in Business|

Intercultural Communication for the World Affairs Council-Austin By Sharon Schweitzer, Polina Anastassieva   On Wednesday, May 15th, in partnership with the World Affairs Council of Austin, I had the pleasure to speak about Intercultural Communication at the Neill Cochran Museum in Austin, Texas. I was delighted to be invited to speak on this topic. Since [...]

National Women’s Health Week

By |2024-05-13T11:51:50-05:00May 13th, 2024|Annual Monthly or Day Observance, Austin, Cross-Cultural, Culture, diversity, Environment, Family time, Global, global competency, Goals, Gracious Living, Inclusion, intercultural competence, International History, International Observances, Language and Culture, Lifestyle, Modern Manners, Observances - Monthly & Daily, Relationship Building, Relationships, Self-Awareness, Stress, United States, US Observances, Women in Business, Women in the Workforce|

National Women’s Health Week   By Sharon Schweitzer   Every May beginning on Mother’s Day, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) Office on Women’s Health (OWH) leads National Women’s Health Week (NWHW). This year, NWHW takes place May 12 – 18th. This observance aims to highlight women’s health issues and priorities and [...]

Mother’s Day

By |2024-05-11T15:22:20-05:00May 10th, 2024|Annual Monthly or Day Observance, Austin, celebrations, Cross-Cultural, Cultural Snapshot, Culture, diversity, Family time, Global, Global Celebrations, global competency, Global Etiquette, Global Traditions, Gracious Living, Inclusion, Intercultural, intercultural competence, International Holidays, International Observances, Language and Culture, Lifestyle, Observances - Monthly & Daily, Quality time, Relationship Building, Relationships, U.S. Holidays, United States, US Observances|

Mother’s Day   By Sharon Schweitzer   In many countries and cultures, our love of our mothers crosses international borders. Depending on which part of the globe you call home, Mother’s Day is celebrated on different days and in different seasons.  The history of this holiday in the U.S. began in the early 20th century [...]

International Business Image Improvement Month

By |2024-05-07T09:26:24-05:00May 7th, 2024|Annual Monthly or Day Observance, Austin, avoiding international blunders, Bridging the Cultural Divide, Business and the Environment, Business Case for Cross-Cultural Training, Cross-Cultural, Culture, Culture and Commercialism, diversity, Global, global competency, Goals, Inclusion, Intercultural, intercultural competence, intercultural training case, International Observances, International Protocol, Language and Culture, Lifestyle, Networking, Observances - Monthly & Daily, Relationship Building, Relationships, Social Media, Strategic Planning, United States, US Observances, Workplace Etiquette|

International Business Image Improvement Month   By Sharon Schweitzer   International Business Image Improvement Month is celebrated in May, and this is the month to focus on improving your company’s image. Although it may not appear so, a company’s image is crucial to its success. Making a strong first impression is crucial, and this is [...]

Cinco de Mayo

By |2024-05-05T12:01:35-05:00May 5th, 2024|Annual Monthly or Day Observance, celebrations, Cross-Cultural, Cultural Snapshot, Culture, diversity, Festival, Global, Global Celebrations, Global Traditions, Intercultural, International History, International Holidays, International Observances, Language and Culture, Lifestyle, Mexico, Observances - Monthly & Daily, U.S. Holidays, United States, US Observances|

Cinco De Mayo By Sharon Schweitzer   Everyone knows what May 5th, or Cinco De Mayo, means tacos, margaritas, fun, and fiesta. But did you know that without what happened on this fateful day, the United States may have not existed as we know it today? The first Cinco de Mayo celebrations didn’t include margaritas—those [...]

Costa Rica

By |2024-05-02T10:18:32-05:00May 2nd, 2024|avoiding international blunders, Bridging the Cultural Divide, Business and the Environment, Business Etiquette, Cross-Cultural, Cross-Cultural Tips for Doing Business in, Cultural Snapshot, Culture, Culture and Commercialism, diversity, Global, global competency, Global Etiquette, Gracious Living, Inclusion, Intercultural, intercultural competence, International Protocol, International Travel Tips, Language and Culture, Lifestyle, Modern Manners, Quality time, Relationship Building, Relationships, Social Etiquette, Travel|

8 Cross Cultural Tips for Traveling to Costa Rica in 2024   By Sharon Schweitzer and Shannan Bloomstrand   Costa Rica consumes only 0.03 percent of the globe's surface yet contains six percent of the world's biodiversity. Costa Rica reserves the highest percentage of its land for conservation and preserving national parks than any other [...]

Japan’s Golden Week

By |2024-04-29T08:55:57-05:00April 29th, 2024|Annual Monthly or Day Observance, Asia, Asian Pacific, Bridging the Cultural Divide, celebrations, Cross-Cultural, Cultural Snapshot, Culture, Culture and Commercialism, diversity, Family time, Global, Global Celebrations, global competency, Global Traditions, Gracious Living, Hosting International Visitors, Inclusion, Intercultural, intercultural competence, International History, International Holidays, International Observances, International Protocol, Japan, Language and Culture, Lifestyle, Observances - Monthly & Daily, Relationships, Travel|

Japan’s Golden Week   By Sharon Schweitzer   Golden Week is a significant week-long holiday in Japan, comprising four national holidays - Showa Day, Constitution Memorial Day, Greenery Day, and Children's Day. These holidays fall between April 29th and May 5th every year, and it's customary for people to take a break from their work [...]

Global Pay It Forward Day

By |2024-04-27T13:47:52-05:00April 27th, 2024|Annual Monthly or Day Observance, Bridging the Cultural Divide, Business and the Environment, celebrations, Cross-Cultural, Cultural Snapshot, Culture, diversity, Earth, Environment, gift-giving, Global, Global Celebrations, global competency, Global Etiquette, Global Traditions, Goals, Gracious Living, Inclusion, Intercultural, intercultural competence, Interfaith, International History, International Holidays, International Observances, Language and Culture, Lifestyle, Modern Manners, Observances - Monthly & Daily, Relationship Building, Relationships, Self-Awareness, Social Etiquette, U.S. Holidays, United States, US Observances|

Global Pay It Forward Day   By Sharon Schweitzer   If you’ve believed in paying back kindness all your life, allow us to introduce you to a more refined and helpful initiative — paying kindness forward! This day is celebrated in over 80 countries, encouraging us to collectively perform random acts of kindness in a [...]

International Sculpture Day

By |2024-04-24T10:24:12-05:00April 24th, 2024|Africa, Annual Monthly or Day Observance, Australia, Bridging the Cultural Divide, Business and the Environment, Business Case for Cross-Cultural Training, Canada, celebrations, China, Cross-Cultural, Cultural Snapshot, Culture, Culture and Commercialism, diversity, Environment, Europe, France, Germany, Global, Global Celebrations, global competency, Global Traditions, Goals, Inclusion, India, Intercultural, intercultural competence, International History, International Holidays, International Observances, Language and Culture, Lifestyle, Mexico, New Zealand, Observances - Monthly & Daily, Relationship Building, South Africa, South America, Spain, Travel, U.S. Holidays, United States, US Observances|

International Sculpture Day Mother Sculpture by Frantisek Uprka   By Sharon Schweitzer   Every year on the last Saturday in April, International Sculpture Day raises awareness, appreciation, and enjoyment of sculpture. It’s also a day for sculptors around the world to showcase their artistic talents. Sculpture is a type of visual arts that [...]

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