Matt Townsend, MA
The Power of Humor
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Matt Townsend, national speaker and relationship expert, empowers people and organizations to succeed by teaching them the fundamental skills of positive and effective communication and productive relationships. Through entertainment and humor h e teaches life-changing principles and skills to increase success and productivity.
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.
Matt is the founder and president of the Townsend Relationship Center, a premier relationship coaching organization. He draws from over 16 years of experience presenting to Fortune 100 companies and his ongoing private practice where he carries out many types of coaching, group workshops and mediation. Having earned a Bachelor and Masters Degree in Communication as well as a Masters Degree in Human Development, Matt is currently working on a PhD in the field of Human Development.
Every Saturday at 11:00 am Matt can be heard hosting his radio program “The Matt Townsend Show,” broadcast on KSL News Radio. He is a frequent visitor of KSL TV’s morning show “Studio 5” as well as KSL’s “The Nightside Project” radio show. Also look for him as the Relationship Expert with BrideAccess.com. Matt is also the author of "Starved Stuff; Feeding the 7 Basic Needs of Healthy Relationships."
Matt Townsend is the epitome of Edu-tainment. For over 15 years, he has been energizing and involving audiences large and small with his unique approach to building and maintaining successful personal and business relationships. Matt has the perfect mix of cutting edge research in communication and human relationships combined with the skill of a top-notch humorist. This blend ensures that audiences are entertained as well as enlightened and leave with practical information that can be immediately applied to their life. 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. He has experience with speaking and training hundreds of Fortune 500 companies such as CNN, Cox Communications, and Lockheed Martin. Other past clients include: AT&T, American Express, Dupont, General Mills, Hewlett Packard, Honda, IBM, Nike, and the US Army, and the US Navy.
KSL News Radio broadcasts "The Matt Townsend Show" each week to hundreds of listeners. This hour-long program is a great opportunity to hear Matt’s
relationship help and guidance. As a Relationship Expert he also contributes to the daytime TV program "Studio 5" as well as BrideAccess.com. He is the
author of “Starved Stuff: Feeding the 7 Basic Needs
of Healthy Relationships.” This landmark book takes
a down-to-earth look at strengthening relationships,
offering solid tools and skills for creating lasting change in any relationship.
He is also a member of the National Speakers Association (NSA) and the National Department of Commerce. Matt’s greatest joy and measure of success comes from his marriage to his wife, Mardi, and raising their six children.
The 7 Basic Needs
Do you need to get more out of your people and relationships?
Every relationship has the potential to become greater than it is at present. This is true with personal and business relationships. Matt Townsend’s "Feeding the 7 Basic Needs" provides the tools and knowledge to achieve that goal. The health of any relationship is measured by the "STARVED Stuff." Most discontent and conflict within the work place is just smoke and not the real fire, or the real issue. The fire comes from the STARVED Stuff. Individuals begin to starve when their needs are not being met. The 7 Basic Needs of every relationship spells STARVED.
Understanding the 7 Basic Needs and working to uncover the STARVED Stuff clarifies the core issues that lead to work place dissatisfaction, ineffective teams and customer relations issues. Matt addresses these issues by teaching a more effective way of relating to others. He identifies real solutions for producing greater results. He provides the tools and skills for focused action on the greatest barrier to increased productivity. His insight leads to focused action and true change.
Authentic Relationships: 5-part series
a: The Seven Basic Needs
b: Character: Becoming the Change We Seek In Others
c: Communication: Getting REAL Understanding with Others
d: Cooperation: The Power of Synergy
e: Change: …It’s Inevitable!
The Matt Townsend Show
Matt’s one-hour radio show features diverse relationship topics. Listeners enjoy hearing about such topics as community service, relationship communication, conflict with others, extended family issues, and marriage and parenting skills. The Matt Townsend Show is broadcast on KSL News Radio, 1160 am and 107.5 fm.
Starved Stuff: Feeding the 7 Basic Needs of Healthy Relationships
This landmark book, written by Matt Townsend, encompasses the basics of what he teaches. Learning to recognize the needs of others, communicate effectively, and create a shared vision of the future are some of the highlights.
The Nightside Project
This evening radio program broadcasts every weekday on KSL News Radio and has many features, one of them being Matt Townsend. He joins the show one hour each week as the resident Relationship Expert. A lively and entertaining discussion compels listeners to keep coming back for more.
The forum of a midday TV news program on KSL TV is the perfect venue for Matt to share with viewers his expertise on a specific topic. Matt is a frequent guest on Studio 5 and brings insight and advice to the topic of the day.
“I have received many ‘raves’ over Matt Townsend’s sessions. Not only were our people effectively trained by Matt, but had a fun and enjoyable time as well. He’s become an ‘icon’ with our (corporate) University.”
- World Financial Group, Aegon, VP Field Operations
“Evaluation after evaluation, your presentation was rated ‘the best ever in all my years with Discovery Toys.’ It is crystal clear that you are the master of your material. What is more valuable is that you were committed to shaping your program to meet our particular needs. I appreciate immensely the preliminary conversations you had with me and others; they resulted in a bulls-eye!”
- Discovery Toys, Director of Training
National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Director of Programs and Services
“Matt’s material was awesome and his presentation/humor was even better. We used him in three cities and people LOVED him.”