World-Class Concert Pianist
Jade Simmons is a born storyteller, a classically trained pianist, and a creator of transformational experiences designed to activate audiences into becoming the biggest, boldest version of themselves possible.
The world-class concert artist has been called a “musical force of nature” with an “uncanny ability to connect with the sounds of today.” Nicknamed “Classical Music’s #1 Maverick,” Jade’s electrifying, genre-bending concert adventures span Rachmaninoff all the way to rap and include virtuoso storytelling, uncommon insights, and boundless inspiration.
As the daughter of a civil rights activist, Jade learned a lot about choosing her battles by watching her father vehemently fight them all. Equally a product of her mother’s faith-focused child-rearing, Jade speaks passionately about the role purpose-based living has played in building her life and her diversified career. Jade trained in piano performance at Northwestern and Rice Universities. On stage, she delivers stunning main-stage keynote presentations with a potent combination of music, virtuoso performance, and riveting storytelling.
A top-notch “experiential” speaker who uses music to powerfully drive her points home, Jade’s specialty is activating a renewed and redefined sense of purpose. She speaks on cultivating innovation and originality, the strategies behind audacious leadership, and she offers takeaways that unleash momentum in life and business.
Simmons has performed at The White House, and she received the Sphinx Organization’s Medal of Excellence in a concert hosted by Justice Sonia Sotomayor and held at the US Supreme Court.
Jade is leading the charge for diversification of the workplace with a powerfully positive approach that dares to steer clear of guilt and obligation in favor of curiosity and authentic connection. Perfect for organizations determined to be at the forefront of the diversity and inclusion movement.
Incredible things happen when motivated leaders dealing with monumental change are given the tools to connect, improvise, and unlock their team members’ undiscovered gifts. Jade offers transformative strategies to cultivate excellence, proactivity, innovation, and productivity. With an emphasis on emboldening and revitalizing teams, this presentation is ideal for organizations looking for something other than run-of-the-mill leadership training.
A masterclass in the art of reframing challenges, this session will help teams to leverage periods of disruption and change to recognize the opportunities we can only see when we aren’t constantly looking and wishing for the way things used to be. Instead, Jade helps teams recognize the smell of breakthrough—that rare moment when everything shifts to another register and the way forward becomes clear.
Jade is one of the most versatile artists on the scene today with an almost unheard of ability to go from Rachmaninoﬀ all the way to Rap. Her creative understanding of how people unlock potential and generate momentum helps audiences discover their own new levels of creativity and the possibility of innovation.
- How to unlock dormant creativity
- How to uncover originality to see bolder, more rewarding results
- How to powerfully incorporate improvisation
Jade is one of the rare breeds addicted to change. She has used change powerfully to reinvent at critical points in her career. In this session, she helps listeners control the fear of change and utilize the opportunity hidden within it to change the trajectory of where they are headed.
- The diﬀerent types of change and what they symbolize
- How to recycle the fear of change into anticipation
- How to adopt organic reinvention