John Guastaferro


  • Global keynote speaker
  • Award-winning branding strategist
  • Executive trainer and facilitator
  • Certified Fundraising Executive (CFRE)
  • Speaker/magician across 11 countries
  • Member, The Magic Castle
  • Author, “One Degree”
  • CEO, Anaheim Community Foundation

Bring Wonder to Your Work and Life


Hi, I’m John Guastaferro. As a brand strategist, global speaker, and magician, I believe we all have the power to connect people to the extraordinary. It starts by connecting your Team, Brand, and Cause. When these are in harmony, it creates wonder in your leadership and organizational success.

I help leaders get there through simple yet powerful one degree micro-shifts. Working with clients like Disney, Sony, UCI, and people across 11 countries, I bring these concepts to life through impactful keynotes, leadership retreats, coaching, and brand consulting.

Keynote Speaking

Leadership Trainings

Corporate Retreats

Coaching & Consulting

Meet John

Welcome to One Degree Connect. I’ve dedicated my career to building brands, advancing causes, and guiding teams toward success. Beyond the business world, I am a speaker, author, and professional magician, inspiring thousands of people across 11 countries.


I help leaders discover new possibilities through powerfully captivating keynotes, trainings, and leadership workshops, including strategic tools to bring your Team, Brand, and Cause into synergistic alignment.

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Sparking Wonder In Your Team, Brand & Cause


Today’s consumers want to feel connected to you, your brand promise, and your social values. That’s why it’s important to connect your Team, Brand & Cause. These areas should do more than just coexist—they must be synergistically connected.


One Degree Connect guides you through pivotal one degree strategies to connect your Team, Brand & Cause. When these are in alignment, it creates a foundation for success in all you do.

Team + Brand + Cause Services


  • Captivating Keynotes
  • Leadership Trainings
  • Board and Corporate Retreats
  • Executive Coaching


  • Brand Identity and Design
  • Brand Messaging
  • Communication Strategies
  • Personal Branding


  • Philanthropy Consulting
  • Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)
  • Strategic Planning

The One Degree Difference

We are often tempted to make massive changes or sudden 180 degree shifts when things aren’t going as planned. I take a different approach by embracing the power of one degree. Just as heating water from 211 to 212˚ takes it to the boiling point, even a one degree shift can create extraordinary possibilities. It is a message I’ve shared in my international-selling book One Degree and in presentations across 11 countries. Working with clients like Disney, Sony, and UCI, I help leaders uncover pivotal one degree strategies to connect three core areas of success: Team, Brand & Cause.

Sparking Wonder in Business and in Life


Expert tools and actionable insights


Memorable and inspiring experience


Inspire teams and build purpose


Want to spark magic in your team and your business?

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