What Is Manager Tools®?

Manager Tools was created to serve a need, the need for there to be better managers and leaders in this world! Managers are rarely given actionable guidance about how to succeed and what they can actually DO to be an effective leader. All too often when managers receive guidance, it’s misguided or not actionable. At Manager Tools we believe in behavior, and we collect data, so that you can learn to engage in activities which are proven to help you be more effective.

Who Are The Voices Of Manager Tools?

Kate Braun, Managing Partner. Kate is a BSME graduate of Tulane University who used Manager Tools principles in her previous role as a missile defence engineer. As well as managing the firm, Kate is co-host of our flagship podcast, Manager Tools. Kate also serves as one of our presenting associates, training on the guidance we provide. And she helped co-author the book, The Effective Manager, Second Edition.
Sarah Sentes, Managing Partner. Sarah earned her degree in Psychology from the University of Alberta. It is there that she started her career, employing Manager Tools’ principles and methodologies within the administration of a unionized public service environment. Sarah can be heard co-hosting our podcast, Manager Tools. Sarah also serves as one of our presenting associates, training folks on our guidance. And she also helped co-author the book, The Effective Manager, Second Edition.
Mark Horstman, Co-Founder. Mark is the author of The Effective Manager, which has sold over 50,000 copies, The Effective Hiring Manager, and co-authored The Effective Manager, Second Edition. He is a graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point. Following his service, he worked in Sales and Marketing at Procter and Gamble prior to starting Manager Tools. Mark is retired from day-to-day operations after having written and hosted the Manager Tools Podcast for 17 years. That said, Mark remains as board member and writer and co-host of the Executive Tools podcast.
Mike Auzenne, Co-Founder & Board Chair. Mike is a graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point. Following his service, he worked in Information Technology prior to starting Manager Tools. Mike is retired from day-to-day operations after having hosted the Manager Tools Podcast for 17 years. That said, Mike remains as co-host of the Executive Tools podcast and Chair of the Board of Manager Tools.
Wendii Lord, Manager of Career Tools. Wendii grew up in London and earned her bachelor’s degrees (in Business and German) and master’s degree in international business, from the University of Central Lancashire. Wendii has been with Manager Tools since April 2008. She writes and records the weekly podcast and is responsible for product and content development for careers and professional development. Her guidance has won Best Business Podcast and has been downloaded over 100 million times.
Amanda Chase, Presenter. Amanda has a background in health care, assisting people with learning functional skills to help improve their lives. Amanda attended the Arizona State University, where she graduated with a degree in Kinesiology and then completed her Master of Science at A.T. Still University. Prior to Manager Tools Amanda worked as an Occupational Therapist in the Mesa and Gilbert Public Schools, with children with learning disabilities. Amanda Chase has been delivering training, virtual and in-person, for Manager Tools since 2022.

How Does Manager Tools Help?

Manager Tools produces 3 podcasts aimed at managers, professionals, and executives – they are titled Manager Tools®, Career Tools®, and Executive Tools™. These podcasts are designed to give managers, individual contributors and executives, actionable recommendations to further their careers.

At Manager Tools we provide products which are designed to enhance manager, executive and individual contributor effectiveness. Our products can be accessed by becoming part of the Manager Tools Licensee Community, or by purchasing them on their own. These resources include online tools, designed to support professionals as well as books we’ve authored.

And we host events, internationally, for those who’re hoping to meet us in person. At these events we teach professionals to be Effective Managers, Effective Communicators and Effective Hiring Managers. All of our events are also offered virtually, and in addition we offer a Virtual Effective Remote Manager Conference. For the executive audience we host, annually, The M Conference – a 2-day event packed with talks from executives in the Manager Tools community and plenty of opportunities to network with executives and professionals.

How To Find Manager Tools?

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Manager Tools LLC
2028 E Ben White Blvd
Suite 240-4622
Austin, TX 78741

Telephone: (571) 336-6211
[email protected]

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"The genius of Manager Tools comes down to this: actionable behavior. Entering management feels like being blindfolded, spun in a circle a hundred times, and then released into unknown terrain as you desperately grope the halls hoping to touch something that seems like the right path. Manager Tools is a step by step instruction in how to navigate that path." Kate Genser
"The advice in “Building a Network” helped me in my last job search. When I reached out to my contacts I had dozens of referrals in just two days. I felt like a whole army was out there looking with me! Following the Manager Tools guidelines helped me land a great job." Thomas Hausmann
"I have listened to each and every one of the Manager Tools podcasts. To many of them more than once. These have been hours that are very well spent, much more effective than a year filled with evenings of traditional management theory and training." Rob Hooft
"Manager Tools helps you understand the "what", "why", "how", "when", and "who" to be a successful manager and successful in your career." Chuck Tomasi