Dr. Matt Townsend
For more than two decades, Dr. Matt Townsend has been energizing and educating audiences with his unique lessons on life, love and leadership. Known as one of America’s top presenters in the field of Human Relations and Development, Matt blends humor and story-telling with his real-life solutions to inspire and motivate healthier living.
Matt completed both his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in the field of communication with an emphasis in conflict resolution. He then earned a second master’s degree and a Ph.D. in the field of Human and Organizational Systems. Before building his own coaching practice, Matt spent 7 years as a consultant and presenter for Franklin Covey Co., and also worked as a mediator for companies and couples.
Matt can be seen weekly on KSL Television’s, Studio 5 with Brooke Walker. His book Starved Stuff: Feeding The 7 Basic Needs of Healthy Relationships is a popular pick among those searching for better relationship skills and can be found on his website at MattTownsend.com. He also has his online workshops about Marriage, Parenting and Anxiety and coaches individuals and couples on these issues.
Matt's greatest love in life is his wife Mardi, and they have been married for 28 years. They are the parents of 6 children: one girl and 5 boys. Their daughter and son-in-law have blessed them with their first 3 grandchildren.
Matt 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 individuals, married couples and parents 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, Minute Maid, Nation’s Bank, Nike, Panasonic, Pampered Chef, Tupperware, UPS, the US Army, the US Navy, Mountain American Credit Union, Deseret Power, Genentech, Keller Williams and America First Credit Union.
Matt can be seen weekly on KSLTV's Studio 5.