Jade Simmons

Rockstar Concert Pianist, Powerhouse Motivational and Experiential Speaker, Best of SXSW performer

Jade Simmons is a top motivational and experiential keynote speaker, rockstar concert pianist, best of SXSW performer, and classical music’s No.1 Maverick. In the last two years alone, Simmons has given keynotes to financial services companies like Mass Mutual, Voya, Deloitte, RBC and Nationwide, and pharmaceutical giants like Pfizer and Genentech.

  • Jade Simmons` Keynote Speaker Fee This reflects Jade Simmons`s U.S. Speaking Fee

    $40,001 - $50,000

  • Languages Spoken

    English

  • Travels From

    Texas, USA

  • Jade Simmons`s Keynote Speaker Fee This reflects Jade Simmons`s U.S. Speaking Fee

    $40,001 - $50,000

  • Languages Spoken

    English

  • Travels From

    Texas, USA

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Audacity!: Dare to Lead on Purpose

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An incredible thing happens when audacious leaders dealing with the pressures of monumental change are given the tools to connect, improvise and unlock the undiscovered gifts of their team members…breakthrough breaks out. Perfect for organizations looking to offer something other than run-of-the-mill leadership training.

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The Smell of Breakthrough

This keynote experience is designed to pique all of the senses and stoke the biggest fires of inspiration in the hearts and minds of the audience. This presentation brilliantly sets attendees up to be able to predict when breakthrough is around the corner and to position for ...

This keynote experience is designed to pique all of the senses and stoke the biggest fires of inspiration in the hearts and minds of the audience. This presentation brilliantly sets attendees up to be able to predict when breakthrough is around the corner and to position for it powerfully, AND it inspires leaders to lead their teams with sustainable strategies to keep the breakthrough coming. This keynote is designed for those interested in creating a culture of breakthrough for their people and organization, and true to form, expect the same stunning combination of inspiration, innovation, and unbelievable entertainment!

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How to Move Like a Maverick

An empowering line-up of uncommon mindset shifts and brave, new modes of operation designed to shift your people from status quo huggers to empowered trailblazers in one fell swoop. Perfect for organizations looking to motivate their people to new heights personally ...

An empowering line-up of uncommon mindset shifts and brave, new modes of operation designed to shift your people from status quo huggers to empowered trailblazers in one fell swoop. Perfect for organizations looking to motivate their people to new heights personally and bigger results professionally.

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Dynamic, Disruptive Diversity: A Bold Approach to Harnessing the Power of Differences-Cultivating Creativity

Jade’s leading the charge for diversification of the workplace with a powerfully positive approach that dares to eschew guilt and obligation in favor of curiosity and authentic connectivity. Perfect for organizations determined to be at the forefront of the diversity...

Jade’s leading the charge for diversification of the workplace with a powerfully positive approach that dares to eschew guilt and obligation in favor of curiosity and authentic connectivity. Perfect for organizations determined to be at the forefront of the diversity and inclusion movement.

 Jade broadens the definition of diversity by expanding it beyond color and gender to include diversity of thought, diversity of experience & background and diversity of talents and skill sets.  She drives home the concept that at the highest level, where the greatest results are found, diversity, leadership and innovation are inseparable. She introduces the concept of Personal Diversity and gives strategies to help  attendees learn the art of bringing all of themselves to every table every time. She weaves in elements of Cultivating Creativity to get audiences excited about discovering or reawakening creativity sides of themselves to great personal and professional benefit.

Jade is one of the 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.

Your attendees will learn

  • How to unlock dormant creativity
  • How to uncover originality to see bolder, more rewarding results
  • How to powerfully incorporate improvisation

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Dynamic, Disruptive Diversity: A Bold Approach to Harnessing the Power of Differences- Change Mastery

Jade’s leading the charge for diversification of the workplace with a powerfully positive approach that dares to eschew guilt and obligation in favor of curiosity and authentic connectivity. Perfect for organizations determined to be...

Jade’s leading the charge for diversification of the workplace with a powerfully positive approach that dares to eschew guilt and obligation in favor of curiosity and authentic connectivity. Perfect for organizations determined to be at the forefront of the diversity and inclusion movement. 

 Jade broadens the definition of diversity by expanding it beyond color and gender to include diversity of thought, diversity of experience & background and diversity of talents and skill sets. She drives home the concept that at the highest level, where the greatest results are found, diversity, leadership and innovation are inseparable. She introduces the concept of Personal Diversity and gives strategy to help attendees learn the art of bringing all of themselves to every table every time. She weaves in elements of Change Mastery to get audiences excited to see new challenges as powerful possibilities. 

Jade is one of the rare breed 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. 

Your attendees will learn

  • The different types of change and what they symbolize
  • How to recycle the fear of change into anticipation
  • How to adopt organic reinvention

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Piano Parables: Uncommon Lessons in Unleashing Momentum in Life & Business

Audiences enjoy an unforgettable combination of inspiration, information and entertainment in one dazzling keynote experience! In this signature keynote, Jade provides a truly unique blend of simple fun-loving entertainment balanced with potent and applicable information, ...

Audiences enjoy an unforgettable combination of inspiration, information and entertainment in one dazzling keynote experience! In this signature keynote, Jade provides a truly unique blend of simple fun-loving entertainment balanced with potent and applicable information, illuminating performances, and inspirational speaking. Jade customizes the program for each event, weaving in the appropriate audience takeaways. Piano Parables is perfect for corporations and organizations striving to unleash momentum, brand and market like a maverick, rejuvenate creativity, and inspire mind-blowing innovation.

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Youth Unwasted!

Jade Simmons wakes up audiences of young adults! Youth Unwasted is the ideal program for commencements and youth conferences. Jade gets young go-getters activated by igniting a passion for a high-octane lifestyle outside the boundaries of school. Young movers and shakers ...

Jade Simmons wakes up audiences of young adults! Youth Unwasted is the ideal program for commencements and youth conferences. Jade gets young go-getters activated by igniting a passion for a high-octane lifestyle outside the boundaries of school. Young movers and shakers become inspired to serve as catalysts for change in the world around them. From mindless achieving to purposeful boundary breaking, the focus is on finding a passion in life that goes beyond recognition, dedicating a portion of one’s life to impacting others. Jade’s presentation offers a strategic plan that sets young world changers on a definitive course of action. Perfect for high school, middle school and college graduations as well as youth rallies.

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The Art of Growing Up Black & Gifted in America: The Singular Tale of a Black, Female, Classical Pianist

This musical and story-filled experience is the unique, inspirational journey of Jade Simmons. Jade shares how she uncovered her creative identity, developed a love affair with classical music, and confronted the implications of race, gender, and faith on the future she chose...

This musical and story-filled experience is the unique, inspirational journey of Jade Simmons. Jade shares how she uncovered her creative identity, developed a love affair with classical music, and confronted the implications of race, gender, and faith on the future she chose. As the daughter of a civil rights activist, she 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 diversified career and her life. Her insights are perfect for conferences focusing on diversity, race relations, gender studies, civil rights, and politics. A popular presentation with African American audiences, women’s conferences, and emerging artists.

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Passion Empowerment

An expert in Passion Empowerment, Jade trains companies how to empower their executives, leaders and employees to harness the power of their personal passions for the benefit of the workplace. This program is centered on the premise that following one’s passion is not always...

An expert in Passion Empowerment, Jade trains companies how to empower their executives, leaders and employees to harness the power of their personal passions for the benefit of the workplace. This program is centered on the premise that following one’s passion is not always about breaking out of an environment, but sometimes it’s about breaking into your current one in a more effective, powerful and impacting way. Organizations striving to usher in an era of heightened productivity and profit, transformational leadership, improved work environment and greater employee happiness and retention will benefit from this program.

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The Romejii Residency for College and University Arts Programs

This multi-layered residency designed to activate emerging artists, is the ultimate experience in inspiration, information and entertainment. Residency components include a career development seminar on being Purpose-based, Brand Building, a public lecture on the Art of ...

This multi-layered residency designed to activate emerging artists, is the ultimate experience in inspiration, information and entertainment. Residency components include a career development seminar on being Purpose-based, Brand Building, a public lecture on the Art of Growing up Black and Gifted in America and a rousing performance of Romejii.

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Living a Bolder Life of Purpose

The Wonder of the Wilderness, Shaping Your Identity

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About Keynote Speaker Jade Simmons

What do the most superlative brands, the world’s most renowned stages, and the most prestigious conferences have in common? They’re bringing in the one and only Jade Simmons!

Jade spent the first few years of her career performing as a classical concert pianist. Following an artistic epiphany, she pivoted from playing the piano to impress audiences to using the piano as the vehicle by which to provide the inspiration, information and entertainment that profoundly moves them instead.

No stranger to pushing boundaries to see bold results, this concert pianist turned world changer is brought in by the likes of corporations like NBCUniversal, Mass Mutual, DaVita, Royal Bank of Canada, DOW, Raytheon, the Hershey Company, Genentech, Valic, Pfizer and Nationwide to redefine purpose, inspire seismic shifts in mindset and activate audiences to go out and instantly start living more consequential lives of impact.

The one-of-a-kind artist has built a one-of-a-kind career garnering diverse recognition from unlikely places. She’s played renowned halls, including the hallowed ones of the White House and the US Supreme Court and her genre-bending concert adventures that span Rachmaninoff to Rap attract diverse audiences of all ages and backgrounds.  For her work on and away from the stage, Essence magazine featured Jade alongside former First Lady Michelle Obama as a part of their Style & Substance List. As one of the rare classical artists invited to perform at the taste-making South by Southwest Festival, her show was ultimately branded one of the “Best of SXSW 2014”. She’s starred in a Broadway-style musical called Lillette’s Rhythm Club and she can be heard portraying Nina Simone’s classical years in the Oscar-nominated documentary What Happened Miss Simone? 

In her inimitable career as a concert pianist and as a media host, Jade has remained committed to expanding the boundaries of Classical music and its presentation. She was the host for American Public Media’s critically acclaimed podcast Decomposed that delighted classical music connoisseurs and novices alike and was featured on the Best Podcasts lists for TimeEsquire, and BBC America.

For companies ready to empower their people beyond the bottom line, meeting planners searching for new ways to create transformational experiences, and artistic directors ready to inspire, educate and entertain audiences beyond belief, Jade Simmons is the solution.

Testimonials

“Jade Simmons is not a speaker…she’s an experience.”

CEO

Collegiate Entrepreneur's Organization, Natl Conference 2014

“Jade was phenomenal. She is kind, cheerful, pleasant, respectful and genuine. Jade treated all of us working on the event as if we were lifelong friends. Jade is an amazing musician, an incredible speaker, a lightning rod of energy. Her message was relevant to everyone in attendance – Women, Girls, Men and Boys. Jade needs to be heard around the world. Her message is so important in today’s world. From High School kids to the World’s Largest Corporate Boardrooms – everyone can benefit from Jade’s lessons.”

Steve Whyte

University of the Pacific

“Jade’s performance was thought provoking, engaging and attuned. In four different graduation ceremonies she was able to combine the music and dialogue in a unique way for each of the audiences. Her articulation was clearly aligned with the language of the graduates in order to move their motivation and their perception. Her presentations were engaging on a number of levels – all at once. Fantastic!!!!”

Grand Canyon University

 

“Jade was AWESOME! Loved the energy it was completely different experience”

Network of Executive Women

 

“Jade was not only a critical part of our event day, but she helped promote the event ahead of time on her own social media channels and engaged in conversations directly expressing her excitement in joining us. Following her stellar performance, she then took the time to respond to every guest who tweeted at her continuing to motivate off the stage. I heard from a number of attendees how excited they were she responded and continued to be the “real deal.”

Colleen Spitz

Sacramento Metro Chamber

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Aug 14, 2019

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...

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Feb 25, 2019

How to Be a Creative Maverick

Jade Simmons is the “No. 1 Maverick” of classical music. You don’t typically hear “maverick” paired with classical music, but...

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