How Having “The Talk of a Lifetime” is Taking Funeral Planning to the Next Level

For the founders of The Talk of a Lifetime (TTL), it was becoming more and more evident that people were just not that into funerals anymore. The TTL council wanted to tap into this growing demographic  – the “I don’t want anyone to make a fuss when I die” group of people, who obviously could […]

Why Failure Is The Most Important Tool In Your Funeral Biz (With Real Life Examples)

In the early days of funeralOne, when I was just an excited kid with a lot of passion, I was always failing. And guess what? If it wasn’t’ for the failures of my early days… I would not be here today, writing this blog. We wouldn’t be serving 10,000 amazing clients around the world, everyday. […]

6 Death Industry Podcasts Every Funeral Professional Should Follow

Podcasts have hit just about every industry and scene out there in the last couple of years, and the funeral profession is no exception. As we continue to step into the future of the funerals, this journey will require more inspiration, more drive, more education and more collaboration from us. And podcasts… well, they just […]

15 Punny Halloween Costumes Only Funeral Directors Would Understand

Halloween, also known as the “witches New Year”, is a great time to be a funeral director. There are so many fun ways to celebrate and create a little humor with your co-workers and community. That is, if you’re not too busy to celebrate! Just in case you do find yourself extra busy this Halloween […]

7 Easy Ways to Increase Family Satisfaction At Your Funeral Home

Family satisfaction is at the heart of any successful funeral home. Happy customers = a thriving funeral business. It’s a really simple idea, and yet it can be easy to overlook the details of family satisfaction. When things get busy, things can easily go into auto pilot in the family satisfaction department. As easy it […]

5 Huge Conversations Funeral Service Is Missing Out On [And How to Join Them]

If you take a good look around, you’ll find that there are hundreds, if not thousands, of buzz worthy conversations happening about death… right now. Death has become a bigger topic in the media than we expected it to be over the last couple of years. This is GREAT news for our profession. But for […]

6 Places To Source Inspiration for Personalized Life Celebrations

There is one thing the funeral profession can always use more of… Can you guess it? Innovation? Technology? Return on investment? Client families? Agreeably, maybe the profession could use more of all of those. But what DRIVES innovation, technology, ROI and client families is… (drum roll please) Inspiration. Yes, funeral professional. You, myself, and everyone […]

What Embracing Death Can Teach Us About Life

As a personal development junkie, it’s no surprise that I found myself drawn to a lecture with a Qi Gong master who was visiting from a highly regarded monastery in China. This man had spent his entire adult life in a monastery, which I found incredibly admirable. And I was excited to wrap my heart […]

10 Questions to Ask Families That Turn An Average Funeral Service Into A Unique Celebration

As a funeral professional, you want to offer amazing value, right? If you’re like most funeral pros we meet and chat with everyday, that answer is probably a capital YES! And at the heart of amazing service, is usually a unique life celebration. No matter how extravagant or simple, our research over the years has […]

The Art of Imagineering a Unique Funeral Service

My high school speech teacher, a favorite to many, known as “BC”, was dying. I met with BC and her brother to discuss possibilities for her service, listening as they recalled all the plays and student activities she had directed, and her many interests. I let my imagination run with ideas to celebrate her life. […]