Speaking Business.
Sparking Magic.


We’ve all been to them…trainings that lack substance or retreats that inspire yawns. Well, no longer.


Hi, I’m John Guastaferro. As a global speaker, branding strategist, and professional magician, I create dynamic experiences that Educate, Entertain, and Energize teams. From board retreats to corporate offsites, I combine the power of leadership and showmanship to captivate teams and inspire action. 

John Guastaferro, CFRE


Longtime nonprofit leader with the YMCA
Award-winning marketing professional
Presenter in over 50 cities, 8 countries
Training Specialist with OneOC
Certified Fundraising Executive
Experienced consultant and executive coach
Board member, Anaheim Community Foundation
Performer at the world-famous Magic Castle

Powerful and Entertaining Keynotes

Dynamic Skills-Based Trainings

Staff and Board Leadership Retreats

Branding, Coaching & Consulting

Meet John

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


I help professionals discover the power of “one degree” strategies to connect three critical factors for success: Team, Brand, and Cause. 

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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 ten countries. Success is closer than we think…just one degree away.

The Power of Three

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


This is why it’s so vital to connect your TEAM, BRAND, and CAUSE.  I help you bring all three areas into synergistic alignment for a a powerful framework for success.

Connecting Teams to Greatness

Professional Services

  • Inspiring & Entertaining Keynotes
  • Board & Staff Retreats
  • Dynamic Team Trainings
  • Corporate Offsites
  • Custom-designed Workshops
  • Strategic Plan Facilitation
  • Master of Ceremonies
  • Brand Messaging/Design
  • Fundraising Consulting

Example Topics

  • “Build a Culture of Philanthropy”
  • “Captivate and Amaze your Clients”
  • “Achieve Shared Vision”
  • “Spark Magic in your Team, Brand, Cause”
  • “Successful Nonprofit Fundraising”
  • “Market Your Cause”
  • “Build Purpose-driven Leaders”
  • “Sales, Success & Storytelling”
  • Custom Topics for Your Organization


Expert tools and immediate value


Memorable and magical experience 


Renewed purpose and passion


Want to spark magic in your team and your business?

Let's Connect

Address Orange County, CA
We are open
Phone 714-904-0274
E-mail john@jgcmail.com