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

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

Jim Schiffler

Gary brings value and first-hand experience to our sales training and staff development programs.

Jim Schiffler
President
Sunburst Memorials

Michael J. Watkins

I have been privileged to call Gary my colleague and friend since 1985. His passion for our profession, ethical sales practices, employee education and the development of positive company culture is inspiring. His principle of “Service Selling” has served as… Read the full testimonial “Michael J. Watkins”

Michael J. Watkins, CFSP, CCO
Vice President, Operations & Compliance
The Signature Group

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

Janet Rosman

Gary truly gets to know our business as his own which helps make him a true inspiration.

Janet Rosman
Sales and Marketing Manager
Quiet Places

A Sampling of Gary’s Keynote Presentations

The New Language of Sales

This keynote presentation will help you learn how language forms the culture of your sales organization and will challenge you to change the sales language you use to get the results you want.

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 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.