One Degree Connect

Building Purpose-Driven Leaders

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 in all we do.


Hi, I’m John Guastaferro and I connect teams to greatness using a captivating combination of business strategy and creative showmanship. From keynotes and strategic planning retreats to magic-infused workshops, I create multifaceted leadership experiences that Educate, Entertain, and Energize.


Expert tools and immediate value


Memorable and magical experience 


Renewed purpose and passion

Meet John

Welcome to One Degree Connect. I bring more than 20 years of award-winning success in marketing, philanthropy, and worldwide speaking to connect your team, brand, and cause.


As a presenter in eight countries, I weave leadership and showmanship to reignite purpose and passion in your team. It’s all part of my mission to connect people to the extraordinary!


Contact John

Aligning Your Team for Success

One Degree Connect

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


One Degree Connect focuses on three critical factors for success: TEAM, BRAND, and CAUSE. These areas should to more than just coexist; they must be synergistically connected. I help you uncover pivotal strategies to bring all three areas into strategic alignment. This creates a powerful framework for success in all aspects of your organization. Whether you’re a C-suite or nonprofit board, I guide and inspire your team every step of the way.

Dynamic Trainings and Leadership Retreats

Strategic Planning and Facilitation

Powerful and Entertaining Keynotes

Business Coaching and Consulting

Professional Services

  • Board Leadership Retreats
  • Team Trainings
  • Corporate Offsites
  • Speaking and Keynotes
  • Strategic Planning
  • Magic-infused Workshops
  • Executive Coaching
  • Personal Branding
  • Project Consulting
  • Brand Messaging 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

About ODC


One Degree Connect connects teams to greatness through leadership experiences that educate, entertain, and energize.


Leaders will have renewed purpose and passion by connecting the power of their team, brand, and cause.







One Degree Connect

  • Longtime nonprofit leader with the YMCA
  • Certified Fundraising Executive (CFRE) raising over $5 million
  • Speaker and performer in 8 countries 
  • Preferred Specialist with OneOC
  • Experienced marketing consultant and trainer
  • Board member, Anaheim Community Foundation
  • Performer at the world-famous Magic Castle
  • Author of numerous books on the art of magic and branding
 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 leaders uncover pivotal one degree strategies to connect the power of team, brand, and cause. 


Want to spark magic in your team and your business?

Let's Connect

Address Orange County, CA
We are open
Phone 714-904-0274