Access to Culture (formerly Protocol & Etiquette Worldwide) was founded by Sharon Schweitzer in 2006 and underwent a rebranding in 2017. Access to Culture strives to cultivate an awareness of domestic and global cultural differences while fostering an appreciation of diversity, business etiquette, and international protocol. Access to Culture trains current and emerging leaders who seek to understand and strengthen global business relationships. We commit our energy to extending hospitality to international visitors, encouraging citizen ambassadors and sharing knowledge. Access to Culture provides the tools for leaders to develop global acumen, problem-solving skills, adaptable thinking, and cultural competency.
Sharon Schweitzer is an internationally recognized cross-cultural business expert who uses the power of self-awareness to guide participants in understanding and mastering global leadership and intercultural competency. Sharon captivates audiences through a dynamic, humorous, and engaging program. She presents abstract concepts in concrete terms providing practical techniques for improving business communication and increasing revenue.
Sharon has 20+ years of experience in 80+ countries as a corporate trainer, keynote speaker, lawyer, and entrepreneur. She is an award-winning entrepreneur and author of the Amazon #1 best-selling book in International Business, Access to Asia (3rd printing), named to Kirkus Reviews’ Best Books of 2015. She works with brands including Hilton Hotels, Lexus and JP Morgan as well as sports athletes and student leaders. Sharon appears on CBS, NBC and BBC News, and speaks at ALA, Big Ten Academic Alliance, and SXSW conferences as an expert in cross-cultural business.
On weekends, Sharon and her husband John of 23 years enjoy their golden retriever Toffee in Austin and the beautiful Texas Hill Country.
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Sharon Schweitzer was the perfect instructor and etiquette expert. Sharon’s presentations at MD Anderson for our professional development were exceptional. Her warm personality, enthusiasm and passion made the sessions an educational pleasure for our MD Anderson audience. Our professional staff provided overwhelmingly positive feedback, her substantive materials were impressive, and I very much enjoyed working with Sharon. Finally, our other MD Anderson departments have inquired about having Sharon work with their staff. Thank you Sharon for your time and expertise.