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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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

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

Jim Schiffler

Gary brings value and first-hand experience to our sales training and staff development… Read the full testimonial “Jim Schiffler”

Jim Schiffler
President
Sunburst Memorials

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

Janet Rosman

Gary truly gets to know our business as his own which helps make him a true… Read the full testimonial “Janet Rosman”

Janet Rosman
Sales and Marketing Manager
Quiet Places

A Sampling of Gary’s Keynote Presentations

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

The Difference Maker

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

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.