Connecting Teams to Greatness


Hi, I’m John Guastaferro. As a brand expert, TEDx speaker, and magician, I bring 20+ years of award-winning success in business to help you reignite wonder and purpose. 


Drawing on principles from the worlds of business and magic, I work with top brands like Disney and Sony to motivate teams and transform bold visions into reality. I bring these concepts to life through captivating keynotes, team trainings, planning retreats, and personalized coaching,

Inspiring Keynotes

As an international speaker, I deliver powerfully entertaining keynote presentations that weave a compelling message with moments of magic. Through it all, you’ll be inspired to discover your own inner magic in work and life.

Team Workshops

Looking for a morning kickoff or lunchtime surprise for your team? I’ll provide a custom 90-minute workshop that provides actionable insights, inspiring messages, and interactive magic. It’s the perfect way to re-energize your team. 

Corporate Retreats

For a truly immersive experience, I offer full- and half-day leadership retreats. This is great for boards and corporate teams. It features expert facilitation, team building, and strategic planning—woven with shared wonder and purpose.

Professional Coaching

As a Certified Life Coach (CLC), I provide personalized coaching to help you become unstuck, connect to a greater purpose, and build your personal brand. You’ll gain tools that you can use with business, family, and personal life.

Leadership Triad


Whether you are a nonprofit, growing business, large corporation, or individual leader, success comes from aligning three core areas: Team, Brand, and Cause. Each on their own is important. Together, they create magic. The best part is that it doesn’t take massive strategies to get there—but rather small one degree micro-shifts.

Meet John

Welcome to One Degree Connect. I live each day creating magic to uplift people and communities. From award-winning success in business to sharing magic across 12 countries, I am driven by one mission—to connect people to the extraordinary!


From powerful keynotes to professional coaching, I’ll help you discover your inner magic—and your outer success.

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The One Degree Difference

We are often tempted to make 180˚ shifts when things aren’t going just right. I believe the extraordinary is closer than we think—one degree away. Just as heating water from 211 to 212˚ takes it to the boiling point, even a one degree shift can create powerful outcomes. It’s a topic I cover in my book One Degree and in my travels across 12 countries. And it is a guiding principle at One Degree Connect, as I help you reignite wonder in work and in life.

John Guastaferro One Degree book author

John Guastaferro: Leadership in Action

• TEDx Speaker

• Award-winning Brand Strategist

• Certified Life Coach (CLC)

• Certified Fundraising Executive (CFRE)

• Honorary Doctorate Degree (Savannah College of Arts and Design) 

• 20+ years of Executive Leadership

• Experienced Trainer, Speaker, and Facilitator

• Member and Performer, The Magic Castle



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John’s TEDx Talk

John’s TEDx Talk

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Be a Wonder Maker

Be a Wonder Maker

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Energizing Keynotes

Energizing Keynotes

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