Welcome to “Questions Managers Ask (And Why They’re Wrong)”, where we uncover executives and managers’ top concerns as leaders, provide new viewpoints and hear from experts in various industries.

We are Austin Bauer and Anne Molina.

As executive coaches we help you and your teams uncover blind spots and implement new tools that help you work together more effectively and enjoy coming the process.

You’ll learn the tools and frameworks to ask the right questions around recurring concerns like how to keep good employees, deal with overwhelm, and make meetings more productive.

We'll be releasing a series of seven podcasts on the following topics:


We'd love to hear what you think! Please email us at contact@questionsmanagersask.com with feedback or questions.

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Austin Bauer spent years in the trenches of some of the most prolific creative agencies as a commercial editor and producer for brands like Target, Taco Bell, Volkswagen and Lexus. Seeing an environment that attracts all types of brilliant creative people was inspiring – but professional excellence often came at a cost to peoples' personal lives.  Austin saw this as an opportunity to serve the creative economy through one-on-one coaching and group meeting facilitation to help individuals and organizations align employee and company goals, uncover hidden skill sets to create new opportunities, and build better leaders who feel invigorated about arriving at work each day. 

Austin is the Professional Growth Catalyst for the advertising agency Deutsch. Located in Playa Vista, CA a.k.a. "Silicon Beach," Deutsch is neighbored by 72andSunny, Facebook, Google and YouTube. Deutsch was named one of 2014's Agencies of the Year by AdAge and has annual billings of over $1 billion.

As a speaker, facilitator and coach, Austin brings his years of experience working with iconic brands and celebrity talent (Stevie Wonder; Cindy Crawford; Tracy Morgan) to topics like peak performance, creative process, group dynamics, and communicating with authenticity and influence. He consults with companies to prevent burnout and retain the best employees and streamline communication so they can do more done with fewer resources.

His easygoing style brings a calm confidence to the stage or boardroom. Austin has studied improvisational comedy at Upright Citizens Brigade, voice acting at Kalmenson & Kalmenson, and workshop facilitation with business consultant Jack Canfield. He spends his free time taking up new hobbies, snowboarding, mountain biking, and being stuck in traffic.

Austin holds degrees in Mass Communications and Documentary Film from UCLA.