Wonder Is Just One Degree Away


Hi, I’m John Guastaferro. As a branding strategist and professional magician, I focus on connecting people to the extraordinary. Wonder is closer than we think; just one degree away. 


Working with clients like Disney, Sony, YMCA, and audiences across 11 countries, I awaken teams to new possibilities through the power of one degree micro-shifts in business and in life. From keynotes to team-building retreats, I weave leadership insights with moments of magic to captivate teams, spark curiosity, and inspire action.

Entertaining Keynotes

Powerful Team Trainings

Leadership Retreats

Coaching and Consulting

Meet John

Welcome to One Degree Connect. I’ve dedicated my career to building brands and advancing causes. Beyond the business world, I am a speaker, author, and professional magician, inspiring thousands of people across 11 countries.


I believe we all have the power to connect people to the extraordinary! And it’s closer than we think—just one degree away. 

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Spark Wonder In Your Team, Brand & Cause


Today’s consumers are looking for more than great products or services. They want to feel connected to you, your brand promise, and your social values.


That’s why it’s vital to connect your Team, Brand & Cause. I help leaders spark wonder in each of these areas through the power of one degree strategies.

Professional Services

  • Captivating Keynotes
  • Team Trainings and Workshops
  • Board & Staff Retreats
  • Custom-designed Workshops
  • Strategic Plan Facilitation
  • Professional Coaching
  • Brand Messaging

Example Topics

  • “Spark Magic in your Team, Brand, Cause”
  • “One Degree Toward Wonder”
  • “Connecting People to the Extraordinary”
  • “Storytelling and Business”
  • “Captivate and Amaze your Clients”
  • “Build a Culture of Philanthropy”
  • “Successful Nonprofit Fundraising”

Speaking Business. Sparking Magic.

The One Degree Difference

At One Degree Connect, I help you uncover pivotal one degree strategies to connect the power of team, brand, and cause. Just as heating water from 211 to 212˚ takes it to the boiling point, even a one degree shift can create extraordinary possibilities. It’s a topic I cover extensively in my book One Degree, and in my travels across 11 countries. Success is closer than we think…just one degree away.


Expert tools and actionable insights


Spark curiosity and imagination


Inspire teams and build purpose


Want to spark magic in your team and your business?

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