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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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

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

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

Kevin Daniels

Gary O’Sullivan operates with a foundation of complete integrity and has the ability to help you transform the culture of your company to improve relationships and performance.

Kevin Daniels
Past President
ICCFA

Marla J. Noel

Gary O’Sullivan is the consummate professional…. I have a vision of Fairhaven being so superior in customer service… The process has been a challenge… Gary understood, and helped to improve the process. We have enjoyed working with Gary, although he… Read the full testimonial “Marla J. Noel”

Marla J. Noel
Former President
Fairhaven Memorial Park and Mortuary

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.

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.

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