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.

Who are Manager Tools®?

Manager Tools the company is a management consulting and training firm owned by Michael Auzenne and Mark Horstman. We regularly consult to and train managers in Fortune 1000 companies around the world. Mike and Mark are both United States Military Academy graduates (West Point) and former Army officers. Mike’s corporate career included executive assignments in technology and Program Management for MCI and Bell Atlantic as well as several entrepreneurial pursuits in the restaurant and retail fitness industries. Mark was a manager and executive in sales and marketing at Procter & Gamble. Prior to Manager Tools, Mark performed Executive Coaching and Consulting as a sole owner for 15+ years.

Contact Details

Manager Tools LLC
5765-F Burke Centre Parkway, Number 152
Burke, Virginia
VA 22015

Telephone: (571) 336-6211

[email protected]


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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

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