Jade Simmons: Dynamic, Disruptive Diversity

A Bold Approach to Harnessing the Power of Differences

Rock concert pianist and motivational speaker Jade Simmons is making the connection between creativity and diversity. 

In leading the charge for diversification of the workplace, she has rejected the guilt and obligation we so often associate with discussions of diversity. Instead, she focuses on curiosity and authentic connectivity to move them to a place of understanding and acceptance. 

Jade broadens the definition of diversity, showing how each of us come from diverse backgrounds. She shows how our individual stories can be used as a source of innovation and creativity and teaches the audience the art of bringing all of themselves to the table and embracing their Personal Diversity. 

Cultivating Creativity

Diversifying your company is a step towards unlocking creativity. However, Jade believes diversity is found in all of us. By helping her audiences look at their own lives in a different way, she can enable anyone to tap into dormant creativity, uncover originality, and incorporate improvisation to achieve bolder, more rewarding results.

Jade uses herself as an example—classic concert pianist turned rock star, creating a new type of music altogether. We all have life experiences that when looked at from a different angle can unleash new perspectives. 

Change Mastery

To thrive within a newly diversified workforce, Jade guides her audiences through mastering the art of change. She covers the different types of change and what they symbolize while helping you identify fear and how it’s limiting you. Through this methodology, you will recycle fear and turn it into anticipation and excitement. 

She will help your team make the connection between diversity, change, and reinvention. When we view these three entities as a whole, innovation comes organically and cyclically. 

Bring Jade to your next event to embrace diversity and inspire change. 

Jessica Welch is the Content Marketing Associate at BigSpeak Speakers Bureau, holding a Bachelor’s Degree in English Literature and Anthropology from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo. Her business thought articles often appear on Business 2 Community, Born 2 Invest, and YF Entrepreneurs.