Connecting Teams to Greatness


Hi, I’m John Guastaferro, As a speaker, brand strategist, and professional magician, I believe that we all have the power to connect people to the extraordinary! And it’s closer than we think—just one degree away.


Working with brands like Disney and Sony, I uncover one degree micro-shifts to reignite wonder in three core areas—Team, Brand, and Cause. I bring these concepts to life through powerfully entertaining keynotes, workshops, corporate retreats, and coaching—all by drawing on parallels between the world of business and the world of magic. 

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.

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

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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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.

John Guastaferro: Leadership in Action

• Global Speaker

• Award-winning Brand Strategist

• Experienced Trainer and Facilitator

• Certified Life Coach (CLC)

• Certified Fundraising Executive (CFRE)

• 20+ years of Executive Leadership

• Author, One Degree

• Member and Performer, The Magic Castle



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