For over 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 from 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. He also significantly contributed to Sean Covey’s best selling book, The Seven Habits of Highly Effective Teens.
Since working at Franklin Covey, Matt founded the Townsend Relationship Center and its affiliate firms, Capacity Consulting and Marriage Matters. Through these entities, Matt has shared his expertise in 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.
Matt earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Communication and is presently pursuing his doctoral degree in Human Development. He is a member of the National Speakers Association (NSA), the National Department of Commerce, and is authored a book entitled, Feeding the Starved Relationship, released in 2006.
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. Matt and his family reside in Draper, Utah.