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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Tiffany Gallarzo

Gary’s dedication to your company is unparalleled in the world of corporate consultants. He is 100% dedicated to the success or your company and the individuals who run your organizations. His Service Selling philosophy and his belief that none of… Read the full testimonial “Tiffany Gallarzo”

Tiffany Gallarzo
President
California Funeral Directors Association

Rick Hulkenberg

I have heard a lot of theory and ideas. I can say without reservation that Gary O’Sullivan knows how to reach the sales person on the street. I’ve watched Gary, and it’s quite clear that he is in the business… Read the full testimonial “Rick Hulkenberg”

Rick Hulkenberg
President
Didasko Communication, LLC

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

Linda Budzinski

There are very few “sure things” when it comes to planning a conference, but having Gary O’Sullivan on the program takes the guesswork out of our keynote. He always comes through. From his pre-conference preparation, to his message, to his… Read the full testimonial “Linda Budzinski”

Linda Budzinski
Former Director of Communications and Membership Services
International Trade Association

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

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

A Sampling of Gary’s Keynote Presentations

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.

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.