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I am honored to be recognized by the International Cemetery and Funeral Association as the Speaker of the Decade in 2000, and again, for an unprecedented second time, in 2010.
Since entering the business world in 1971 (more about Gary’s life here), I’ve been on a personal quest to learn everything there is to know about success in business — and then to teach and influence people at all levels in all kinds of organizations.
Because I understand business from all angles and at every level — I have earned the respect of all audiences.
I deliver powerful content with a down-home attitude. Using a combination of personal insights, humor and content I inspire, educate, and influence audiences to be better, to do better and to deliver outstanding results that exceed expectations.Talk to Gary
Praise for Gary O’Sullivan’s Keynotes
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 us is as good as all of us will unite your company across departments, resulting in a higher level of sales performance and a higher of level of service delivered to the families you are privileged to serve. Gary is a legend in our profession because of his service selling philosophy. He is a world class speaker, consultant, and coach who can take your organization to new heights.
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 trained toastmaster, I am hypercritical of a speaker’s technical abilities. Gary hits his mark on all counts. His timing pace, audience engagement, and knowledge of subject matter are second to none. His message is always clear and sharp. His use of quotes and anecdotes make his message both inspiring and motivating. Most importantly, he always leaves you with something to take home. I am a voracious note taker when listening to a speech, but not with Gary. His speeches are always memorable and effective for change.
As my closing presenter at the ICCFA University, he consistently ranks as the highest level of all the teachers. Anyone who had the good fortune of attending the ICCFA University will tell you that his fireside chats at night are just as effective as his classes… and his classes are extremely effective.
As a consultant to many of my 81 client cemeteries where I perform facility management, the ones that use GO consulting are the most successful in their respective markets. His use of technology, his teaching style and his results driven style make our clients both successful and able to scale their success. What impresses me the most about Gary is his rock solid integrity! When you see our firm shine, I think that a piece of Gary’s wisdom is behind there somewhere.
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 years. Gary has keynoted our Annual Convention, conducted workshops at the numerous ICCFA educational events and continues to serve and enthusiastically give back to the profession as the Dean of the Sales College at the ICCFA University each July. Gary’s love of teaching is evident in every story he tells, in every sales tip he shares. He is approachable, relevant, and always professional. Gary O’Sullivan’s thoughtful approach to the projects he undertakes speaks volumes about his integrity and willingness to always give more than expected.