My Story

Personal Side Of Martti

  • Father to three amazing children - Mariah, Brianne, Max.
  • Proud grandfather.
  • Born in Kitchener and have lived in several cities in Ontario
  • Heritage and namesake are both Scandinavian Viking.
  • Grew up with three brothers
  • Father was an elementary school vice principal.
  • Enjoy hockey, motorcycling, fishing, golf, writing and summer!
  • Enjoy barbecue and spicy food
  • Listen to classic rock and enjoy blues festivals.

Professional Side Of Martti

  • Business owner and entrepreneur
  • Leadership trainer and mentor.
  • Certified Relationship Coach through Enrich Canada.
  • Adjunct College Professor for 14 years.
  • Facilitator of "From the Ground Up" a unique corporate team building program.
  • Award winning keynote speaker to students and adults in Canada and the USA for 25 years.
  • Wedding Officiant at 1700+ ceremonies.
  • Funeral celebrant at 700+ services
  • Parenting coach and youth worker.
  • Author of Amazon international best-selling parenting book: The Thirteenities: Leading tweens to lives of greatness and goodness.
  • OAPWO Certified (Ontario Association of Professional Wedding Officiants)
  • CCAPC Certified (Certified Celebrants association of Canada)
  • On air Wedding Officiant for Indie 88 Toronto and Y108 Rocks Hamilton

Passionate Side Of Martti

  • To influence people toward lives of goodness and greatness.
  • To bring warmth and inspiration to every celebration.
  • To ignite passion through my written and spoken words.