Manager Tools® is a management consulting firm whose dual mission is to make every manager effective and every professional productive.

What are Manager Tools® and Career Tools®?

Manager Tools and Career Tools are free weekly podcasts designed to give managers and individual contributors actionable recommendations to further their careers.

Our Mission

Every Manager Effective®

Every Professional Productive®

Who are Manager Tools?

Manager Tools LLC is a management consulting and training firm led by Kate Braun and Sarah Sentes. We host training events around the globe and regularly consult to and train managers in Fortune 1000 companies around the world.

Kate is a BSME graduate of Tulane University who used Manager Tools principles in her role as a missile defense engineer, leading teams, and projects with Manager Tools guidance at Orbital Sciences Corporation. Kate was previously the Client Training Director at Manager Tools and still serves as one of our Presenting Associates. Sarah earned a degree in Psychology from the University of Alberta where she started her career, employing Manager Tools’ principles and methodologies with the administration, of a unionized public service environment. Sarah previously served as the Public Training Director of Manager Tools and still acts as a Presenting Associate for the firm.

Our founders, Mike Auzenne and Mark Horstman are both United States Military Academy graduates (West Point) and former Army officers. Both recently retired after 18 years leading the firm.

Contact Details

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

Telephone: (571) 336-6211

[email protected]


Manager Tools won the People's Choice Podcast Awards in the business category in 2006, 2007 and 2009. In 2008 it also won the overall People's Choice category and was therefore ineligible for nomination in 2009 and 2010. It was nominated in 2011, 2012 and 2013.

Career Tools has been nominated in 2009 in the business category, the first year it was eligible. It won the business category in 2010. It too was nominated in 2011 and 2012


Manager Tools is the creator of the world's first app for managers, helping them learn, understand and do what they need to do to be great, as well as track their performance and that of their directs.

Event List

Manager Tools conferences are designed to allow managers and individual contributors learn, practice and implement effective management and communication behaviors. Manager Tools has created teachable equivalents to help attendees learn and practice the behaviors that the most successful use. Future conferences are listed on our upcoming conferences page.


Manager Tools products are designed to enhance managers and individual contributors' effectiveness. All our products are listed here.


"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

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