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

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

Carlos Quezada

Since 2010, Gary has helped me develop several programs and implement several programs; from sales and talent development to creating a successful culture in our organization. Through this programs we have been able to help hundreds of sales counselors and… Read the full testimonial “Carlos Quezada”

Carlos Quezada
Managing Director HS-Texas
Service Corporation International

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

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

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.

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 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.

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