Cemetery & Funeral Professionals:

Gary O'Sullivan, CCFE, Knows Your Profession!

Whether you sell pre-need, manage those who do, or lead a cemetery, funeral home, or combination business — the challenges you face every day are different than those in any other type of business.

I know the Cemetery & Funeral profession.

In 1971, right out of high school at the age of 18, I started selling cemetery property door-to-door. Since then — in a career spanning nearly five decades — I have served the profession in many capacities. From being a sales manager, regional manager, and Senior VP of Sales for a public company, to being responsible for helping companies design and drive their desired culture.

Whenever I work with members of the Cemetery & Funeral profession — delivering keynotes, consulting for companies, providing one-on-one coaching for leaders, providing training in seminars and workshops — the principles and techniques I share are shaped by the prism that is my experience in the profession.

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Richard F. “Dick” Perl

Nobody but nobody does it better than Gary O’Sullivan. As a platform speaker and trainer myself, I am very critical of those who do this for a living. Without a doubt Mr. O is the BEST of the BEST. When… Read the full testimonial “Richard F. “Dick” Perl”

Richard F. “Dick” Perl
Past President
Southern Cemetery and Funeral Association

Andrés Agular

I have known Gary for more than 15 years, and we have worked together for more than 7 years. This experience has been not only life changing for myself, but his counseling and mentorship have consistently driven sales in our… Read the full testimonial “Andrés Agular”

Andrés Agular
Vice President
Los Parques

B. E. Stoecklein

When you chair a company, you understand the urgency to drive revenues every day. You know that sales leaders and sales managers have to transfer the principles, behaviors and skills to their sales people. You know that sales people have… Read the full testimonial “B. E. Stoecklein”

B. E. Stoecklein
Chairman and CEO
CMS Mid-Atlantic, Inc.

Robert Fells

I have known Gary O’Sullivan for many years. In all my dealings with him I have found him to be a person of the highest professional character and personal integrity. His dedication and commitment to our profession is unwavering, and… Read the full testimonial “Robert Fells”

Robert Fells
External Chief Operating Office
ICFA

Mike White

Gary has been a speaker for our organization for several years. He has a unique ability to connect with his audience and to deliver a message that resonates with the associates and improves business and personal performance. Gary is a… Read the full testimonial “Mike White”

Mike White
Director of Sales Operation
Houston Market - SCI Management

Gino Merrendino

When I first met Gary, I was instantly attracted to the wealth of his experience and his outstanding reputation as a speaker, teacher, and consultant. As a speaker, my first encounter with Gary was at the ACA convention. As a… Read the full testimonial “Gino Merrendino”

Gino Merrendino
Chief Gardener
Merrendino Cemetery Care

A Sampling of Gary’s Keynote Presentations

The Three Cs of Effective Leadership

There are many things people need from their leaders, but there are three foundational principles that determine leadership effectiveness. This keynote presentation helps leaders put those principles to work.

The Difference Maker

This keynote presentation helps sales managers focus on their people in ways that lead to optimal performance.

Requirements for a Strong Culture

Organizational culture is either formed by design or by default. Understanding the critical aspects that are required to create a strong and positive culture is the first step in changing your organization.