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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Nadira Baddeliyanage

Gary O’Sullivan, CCFE, is a legend in our industry and has revolutionized the way sales teams interact with families. The International Cemetery, Cremation and Funeral Association has had the honor and privilege to work with Gary for more than 30… Read the full testimonial “Nadira Baddeliyanage”

Nadira Baddeliyanage
Director of Operations
ICCFA

John McQueen

I have had the pleasure of knowing Gary O’Sullivan personally for over a decade during which we have worked together in a variety of professional capacities. Gary is not only knowledgeable in all areas of sales, management and teamwork, but… Read the full testimonial “John McQueen”

John T. McQueen, CFSP
Former Owner, President & CEO
Anderson-McQueen Funeral Homes, Cemetery & Crematory

Carlos Quezada

Since 2010, Gary has helped me develop several programs and implement several programs; from sales and talent development to creating a successful culture in our organization. Through this programs we have been able to help hundreds of sales counselors and… Read the full testimonial “Carlos Quezada”

Carlos Quezada
Managing Director HS-Texas
Service Corporation International

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

Virginia Aspy

Gary is an entertaining, effective and memorable sales trainer. Gary has a way of putting people at ease. I appreciate his quality of character and professionalism.

Virginia Aspy
National Sales Manager
Grace Management

Jeff Kidwiler

Gary has been a part of my success not just from consulting, sales training, public speaking and leadership development – He has helped me be successful on a daily basis as a result of his “Life” coaching which is a… Read the full testimonial “Jeff Kidwiler”

Jeff Kidwiler, CCE
President
Blackstone Memorials

A Sampling of Gary’s Keynote Presentations

The Invisible Force: How organizational culture impacts people and profits

Research in organizational behavior and performance clearly indicates that companies with strong cultures outperform organizations with weak cultures. In this presentation, you will learn about companies whose cultures have allowed them to achieve unprecedented success.

Climate Control: Why Leaders are the Thermostat and Thermometer in their Companies

A Leadership keynote presentation that helps leaders understand how they control the environment of their organizations

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.