Speaking Business.
Sparking Magic.


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


Hi, I’m John Guastaferro. As an award-winning branding strategist and professional magician, I weave leadership and showmanship to inspire teams. I make concepts stick, jaws drop, and minds explore. From board retreats to strategic planning sessions, it’s a powerful way to bring action to your team, brand, and cause.

Powerful and Entertaining Keynotes

Dynamic Skills-Based Trainings

Staff and Board Leadership Retreats

Professional Coaching and 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 Power of Three


People are your brand, yet they are often the most underutilized aspect of your organization’s success. That’s why I focus on helping you connect three critical factors: TEAM, BRAND & CAUSE.


These areas must do more than coexist—them must be synergistically connected. This propels you to gain a strategic advantage in business and a deeper connection with your clients and community.

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

  • “The Power of Imagination, Presentation & Interaction”
  • “Captivate and Amaze your Clients”
  • “The Magic of Storytelling”
  • “Connecting People to the Extraordinary”
  • “Spark Magic in your Team, Brand, Cause”
  • “Successful Nonprofit Fundraising”
  • “Build a Culture of Philanthropy”
  • “Build Purpose-driven Leaders”
  • Custom Topics for Your Organization
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.




Expert tools and immediate value


Memorable and magical experience 


Inspired teams with shared purpose

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