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A cross-cultural consultant, business etiquette expert and best-selling and international award-winning author, Sharon Schweitzer has built a career around understanding cultural differences and the tremendous role they play in building strong and successful international business relationships.

With more than 20 years of practical business and legal experience, Sharon provides a depth of international business consulting and training services to highly-motivated individuals , attorneys and corporate executives in global corporations and law firms. Her work and travels have taken her to more than 60 countries on seven continents. She speaks French and some Czech. Sharon is certified to administer the GCI (Global Competencies Inventory) and the IES (Intercultural Effectiveness Scale) intercultural assessments.

Sharon’s consulting and training expertise includes:

  • Cross-Cultural Training & Consulting
  • Intercultural Communication
  • Relocation & Destination Services
  • Business Etiquette Workshops and Break-Out Groups
  • Speaking Engagements & Panel Moderation
  • Keynote Presentations
  • University Sessions

Her drive to share comprehensive, cross-cultural knowledge stems from her life as a Third Culture Kid, her travels, and her earlier practice  as an employment attorney, which involved resolving cultural conflict between employees and management.

Sharon is accredited in Intercultural Management from the Hofstede Centre in Finland and attended the Protocol School of Washington. She was a finalist in the 2015 Austin Chamber International Business Awards and an honoree in the City of Austin program “Celebrating the Entrepreneurial Spirit of Austin Women” in 2009.

Sharon lives in Austin with her husband John, and their golden retriever, Charm.

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