Matt Townsend

Communications and Relationship Expert

For more than a decade, 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 story telling 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 Townsend founded the Townsend Relationship Center and its affiliate firms, Capacity Consulting and 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 every week on KSL News Radio and 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, he is presently pursuing 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. To book Psychology/Relationship speaker, Matt Townsend call Executive Speakers Bureau at 800-794-9404.

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  • Speaking Topics:

    Coaching, Coaching / Mentoring, Communication Skills, Life Balance, Personal Growth, Psychology / Relationships, Teambuilding

  • Travels From:

    Utah

  • Price:

    $7,500 - $10,000

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The Seven Basic Needs of Every Employee

For more than a decade, 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 story telling 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 Townsend founded the Townsend Relationship Center and its affiliate firms, Capacity Consulting and 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 every week on KSL News Radio and 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, he is presently pursuing 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. To book Psychology/Relationship speaker, Matt Townsend call Executive Speakers Bureau at 800-794-9404.

The Differences between Men and Women

You don’t need an expert to tell you that there are huge differences between men and women, but you will benefit from an expert teaching you about those differences and how to overcome the gender gap.

Meeting the Seven Basic Needs of any Relationship

A successful business begins with healthy relationships. Employees who understand how to have healthy relationships also understand how to effectively relate to clients. Learn how the STARVED needs highly impact the work place and the productivity of the company.

Healing and Humor

Matt teaches that when life gives you lemons, make lemonade, and laughter is the key. Humor tempers even the most difficult situation.

Successfully Juggling Work and Home

Are you juggling work and home? This energizing speech holds the key to achieving a successful business and a healthy family relationship.

Achievement of Success

Matt’s fun and interactive style focuses on learning to make basic choices that significantly increase personal productiveness and ability. These skills lead to more effective management, customer relations, and improved employee relationships.

Overcoming Conflict and Building Unity with REAL Understanding

Tempers flaring or discontent boiling under the surface rips apart any degree of productivity. Matt teaches how to hear all ideas and build on them, share a conflicting opinion without disrespecting others, and agree on common solutions.

Crazy Math: The Arithmetic of Improved Teamwork

Teamwork is the root of corporate success. Then why it is so hard to accomplish effectively? If the teamwork within your company could use some improvement then this is a must-see speech for your group! Matt teaches how to increase productivity and get more with less by understanding the equation 1 + 1 = 4.

JC

I have attended private sessions with Matt, along with a six week workshop, and have come away each time feeling more empowered to make my life better. The tools that he gives and the principles he teaches are simple and truly have had a positive effect in my life. The way Matt teaches makes it fun and makes so much sense. I wish I would have had this knowledge many years ago as it has helped in my relationships in all aspects of my life and has made me a better mother, a better friend and a more confident person. Matt and what he teaches is truly AWESOME!!!

C

The things we have learned from you have totally changed our lives. We have revamped every aspect of our relationship and our pattern of living. I love what I am learning in the workshops. Matt has done a great job at organizing it all in a way that's more concrete. I like the simplicity of the workbook too. Any way, I am really enjoying the workshops. Sometimes...I listen and think to myself, ”Getting rid of a little bit of selfishness can go a long way.”

CH

I just have to tell you that you have made an amazing difference in our family. Because of what you taught us, we totally changed the way we spend time together and turned it from a time that we dreaded into a time that was unique and special for all of us. You are a miracle worker

AA

I am very impressed. I knew your teaching would be great, but it was even more incredible than I thought it would be. You are so fun to listen to and the things you teach are so “right on target.”
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