artin Rutte is an international speaker and management consultant. As President of Livelihood, a management consulting firm in Santa Fe, New Mexico, he explores the deeper meaning of work and its contribution to society. The company’s areas of service include: strategic vision, corporate spirit, performance management, and creative leadership.
Martin has worked with such organizations as The World Bank, Sony Pictures Entertainment, Southern California Edison, Virgin Records, Esso Petroleum and London Life Insurance helping them expand their outlook and position themselves for the future.
He was the first Canadian to address the Corporate Leadership & Ethics Forum of The Harvard Business School, returning for four consecutive years as a keynote speaker.
Martin is co-founder and past Chair of the Board of the Centre for Spirituality and the Workplace in the Sobey School of Business, Saint Mary’s University, Halifax, Canada. His pioneering work on spirituality in the workplace was featured in an address he gave to The World Bank which was also shown on the ABC-TV special, Creativity: Touching the Divine.
He is a co-author of the New York Times business bestseller, Chicken Soup for the Soul at Work, with over one million copies sold. He is currently completing his newest book, What 3 Questions Will Change the World? which explores our deep yearning for the kind of world we want and what simple, easy, concrete steps we can take to make that happen. Martin calls that discovering what Heaven on Earth is for you and activating a simple plan to begin making it real.
Articles on his innovative work have appeared in: The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, US News & World Report, The Los Angeles Times, The Globe & Mail, The National Post and The Financial Post.
He has contributed chapters on Heaven on Earth in: How to Achieve A Heaven on Earth, Seeking the Sacred, and Glimpses of Heaven on Earth.
He has served as a board member of Money Concepts Canada, Global Family, The Hunger Project Canada, and as a committee member of The Canadian Cancer Society.