Sharon Schweitzer, JD is a cross-cultural consultant, business etiquette expert, sought-after speaker and award-winning author. She has built her career helping business leaders and organizational teams understand cultural differences—and the tremendous role these cultural nuances play in establishing strong, successful international business relationships. Sharon is author of the best-selling international business book, Access to Asia. This information-rich guide provides insider tips on history, culture, dining etiquette and business protocols across the globe, in the United States and in 10 Asian countries. The book has received high praise and numerous awards, including being named a Best Book of 2015 by Kirkus Reviews. The 2015 International Book Awards honored the book with three awards, including Best New Non Fiction, Business Communication and Best Cover Design. Finally, USA Book News recognized the book with two winning awards for Business Communications and Business Reference. Sharon practiced employment law before becoming accredited in Intercultural Management from the Hofstede Centre in Finland and attending the Protocol School of Washington. She advises Global 2000 and Fortune 50 companies and has traveled to more than 60 countries on seven continents. Sharon is a regular on-air contributor for NPR, CBS, and has been highlighted in Investor’s Business Daily, Fortune, Inc., The New York Times, Bangkok Post and numerous other media. She was an honoree in the City of Austin program Celebrating the Entrepreneurial Spirit of Austin Women in 2009 and was a finalist in the 2015 Austin International Business Awards.