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For more than a decade, Dr. Matt Townsend has been energizing and involving audiences with his unique approach to building and maintaining successful relationships. Known as one of America’s top presenters in the field of Human Relations and Development, Matt blends humor and storytelling with interactive, real-life solutions that inspire motivation and immediate results in his audiences.
Having dedicated his life to the study of communication and interpersonal relationships, Matt has worked extensively in the areas of results-oriented communication, conflict resolution and time management training. As a lead presenter for industry leader, Franklin Covey, Matt worked with the Family & Special Market Division and created the company’s largest train-the-trainer program, certifying more than 900 trainers to teach his customized time management curriculum.
Since working at Franklin Covey, Matt founded Capacity Consulting and the Townsend Relationship Center. Through these entities, Matt has shared his expertise with relationships, communication and conflict resolution with thousands of clients ranging from individual married couples to large corporations such as CNN, Cox Communications, and Lockheed Martin.
Other past clients include: American Express, Discovery Toys, Dupont, Freddie Mac, General Mills, Hewlett Packard, Honda, IBM, Intel, I-Village.com, Kinko’s, Kroger’s, Lockheed Martin, Minute Maid, Nation’s Bank, Nike, Panasonic, Pampered Chef, Tupperware, UPS, the US Army, and the US Navy.
“The Matt Townsend Show” is broadcast weekdays on byuradio.org & Sirius XM 143. Matt is also a weekly contributor to KSL TV’s show “Studio 5 with Brooke Walker”. Matt's book Starved Stuff: The 7 Basic Needs of Healthy Relationships is a popular pick among those searching for better relationship skills. Having earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Communication and a second master's degree in Human Development, and has recently earned his doctoral degree in Human Development. He is a member of the National Speakers Association (NSA) and the National Department of Commerce.
In addition to his professional work, Matt actively dedicates his time as a volunteer guest speaker and is active in his church and community. He enjoys playing tennis, running, and spending time with his wife, Mardi and their six children.