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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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

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

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

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

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 Value of Accountability for Consistent Sales Success

This keynote presentation helps salespeople learn to think differently about consistency in sales performance — possibly the single most important factor in producting controllable, predictable, and repeatable results.

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.