Sharon Schweitzer, J.D., is a cross-cultural trainer, modern manners expert, and the founder of Access to Culture. 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 (3rd printing), was named to Kirkus Reviews’ Best Books of 2015. She’s the winner of the British Airways International Trade Award (small business category) at the 2016 Greater Austin Business Awards.

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February 2021 

  • Say Goodbye to Awkward Dating Moments For Good With These Expert-Approved Tips, Yahoo! Canada, Yahoo! News
  • February 12th: Kevin Carr, Sharon Schweitzer and Matt Makens HR 3, 1310 KFKA
  • 14 Valentine’s Day traditions from around the world, MSN New Zealand
  • Culture, Etiquette Expert Tips on Valentine’s Day At Home, Receiving Gifts, Holiday Proposals & First Dates, 9&10 News
  • Pandemic etiquette tips, WKOW TV

January 2021

  • Jennie: Tips from a pro for peaceful political conversations, WJBF-TV
  • Using Political Etiquette to Find Peace During These Tense Times, WTMJ-TV
  • How to navigate awkward political conversations ahead of inauguration, WJBF-TV

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  • Social Distancing Etiquette: How to Politely Stop Someone from Coming Into Your Space, Martha Stewart, MSN

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