One Degree Connect

Sparking Magic in Your Team, Brand & Cause

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


I’m John Guastaferro, and I spark magic in your business by connecting three critical factors: TEAM, BRAND, and CAUSE. I help boards and senior executives bring all three areas into synergistic alignment. This creates a powerful framework for success in all facets of your organization.

One Degree Connect

Powerful and Entertaining Keynotes

Dynamic Trainings and Leadership Retreats

Strategic Plan Development and Facilitation

Business Coaching and Consulting

Meet John

Welcome to One Degree Connect. As a speaker in 8 countries, I weave business expertise with an entertaining twist to reignite purpose and passion in your team.


I bring more than 20 years of award-winning success in marketing, philanthropy, and international speaking to every project. I look forward to the opportunity to work with you.

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Inspiring and Amazing Teams

 People Are Your Brand

Your team is the backbone to how you connect to the world, yet is often the most underutilized aspect of your organization’s success. That’s why One Degree Connect focuses on the power of people through all we do.


 Leadership + Showmanship

I guide and inspire boards, senior executives, and leadership teams using a captivating combination of real world business expertise and world-renowned magic. From keynotes to corporate offsites, I deliver memorable leadership experiences that Educate, Entertain, and Energize.

About John Guastaferro

Longtime nonprofit leader with the YMCA

Training Specialist with OneOC

Presenter in over 50 cities in 8 countries

Certified Fundraising Executive

Board member, Anaheim Community Foundation

Business graduate from California Polytechnic University

Author of the international-selling book ONE DEGREE

Member of the world-famous Magic Castle


Expert tools and immediate value


Memorable and magical experience 


Renewed purpose and passion

Professional Services

  • Board Leadership Retreats
  • Trainings and Workshops
  • Corporate Offsites
  • Speaking and Keynotes
  • Strategic Planning
  • Executive Coaching
  • Personal Branding
  • Project Consulting
  • Brand Messaging
  • Brand Identity and Design

Example Topics

  • Align Team + Brand + Cause
  • Captivate and Amaze your Clients
  • The Power of One Degree
  • Build a Culture of Philanthropy
  • Marketing Your Cause
  • The Power of Collaboration
  • Launch Nonprofit Annual Giving
  • Reignite Purpose and Passion
  • Achieving Shared Vision
  • The Power of Sales and Storytelling

Why ODC?

1Trusted Expert

Serving numerous businesses and national organizations, John brings over 20 years in award-winning marketing, fundraising, and leadership development experience.

2World-renowned Speaker

As a speaker, performer, and training specialist, John has presented in eight countries. John weaves business expertise and stage presence to Educate, Entertain, and Energize teams.

3Cause-driven Leader

John is passionate about connecting organizations to social causes. He is a longtime YMCA professional, Anaheim Community Foundation board member, and Certified Fundraising Executive.

 The One Degree Difference

Just as heating water from 211 to 212˚ takes it to the boiling point, even a one degree shift can create extraordinary possibilities. John Guastaferro, author of One Degree, helps you put simple yet powerful one degree strategies into action to connect your team, brand, and cause.


Want to spark magic in your team and your business?

Let's Connect

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