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Episode #240

Matt Townsend

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Marriage & relationship Expert + Top Speakers In Human Development Teaches Us How To Feed Our 7 Needs in Relationships


Guest Bio:

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 Amazon, and on his website at 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.


Show Notes

  • Introduction (1:44)

  • Playing in the smoke (4:47)

  • Making others feel safe (10:35)

  • Validating conversation (20:36)

  • Finding your “world” (33:40)

  • Understanding emotions and changes (42:30)

  • Using your character to build yourself (54:44)

  • Enduring Love (57:18)


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