Business Speaker.
Team Builder. Magic Maker.


Hi, I’m John Guastaferro, CFRE. With decades of expertise building brands, advancing causes, and performing magic worldwide, I focus on connecting people to the extraordinary.


At One Degree Connect, I bring the power of business and magic together to inspire and amaze teams. Whether it’s a keynote, staff training, board retreat, or leadership forum, I make it both strategic and entertaining.  It’s a uniquely powerful way to revitalize your purpose and discover pivotal “one degree” success strategies. 

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 and Fundraising Consulting

Meet John 

Welcome to One Degree Connect. I bring more than 20 years of award-winning success in marketing, fundraising, and worldwide speaking. Beyond the business world, I am a professional magician, performing across eight countries.


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

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. This triad creates a powerful framework for success in every facet of your organization. I guide teams through pivotal “one degree” strategies to bring all three areas into synergistic alignment. 

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. In my international-selling book One Degree, I share creative insight on how small changes can create amazing impact and stronger connections with others. At One Degree Connect, I help you uncover pivotal one degree strategies to connect the power of team, brand, and cause. 

Practical and Powerful Strategies

One Degree Connect elevates teams by sharing business strategies that are practical and powerful. I call these pivotal refinements “one degree” strategies. They combine real world ideology, refreshing clarity, and can be put into action immediately. From 30-minute keynotes to full-day retreats, I share these strategies in a way that educates, entertains, and energizes teams.

Professional Services

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

Example Topics

  • Captivate and Amaze your Clients
  • Build a Culture of Philanthropy
  • Marketing Your Cause
  • Successful Nonprofit Fundraising
  • Causes and Coalitions
  • The Power of One Degree
  • Think Like a Magician
  • Achieving Shared Vision
  • Sales and Storytelling

About ODC


Connecting teams to greatness through leadership experiences that educate, entertain, and energize.


A new generation of purpose-driven leaders focused on the power of team, brand, and cause.


• Strategy

• Creativity

• Artistry

• Ingenuity

• Positivity




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

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Phone 714-904-0274