How do you get to be named Classical Music’s “No.1 Maverick?” Just ask Jade Simmons. By repeatedly defying expectations, delivering riveting performances and innovating at every turn, Simmons is one of the most versatile concert artists on the scene today. Simmons, however, doesn’t simply play the piano to impress audiences. She uses the piano as an instrument for providing inspiration, information and entertainment in order to profoundly move people.
Listed as one of Ebony magazine’s Top 30 Leaders under 30, Simmons’ impressive musical background and diverse cultural experiences have made her a pioneer and source of inspiration for her legions of fans. In her truly unique keynotes, Jade Simmons offers her inspiring messages alongside her world renowned piano performances. Her expertise has been called upon by an array of organizations looking to create a culture of excellence and foster meaningful change.
A gifted speaker, her presentations give powerful insights into how creating a unique leadership brand can inspire the creation of ideas that will have a lasting impact on the world. With boundless energy and intellect, Jade Simmons teaches audiences not only how to lead, but how to start achieving beyond what they ever thought possible.
GCU Commencement Address
2017 Leadership Conference
How to Move Like a Maverick
An Unforgettable Combination of Inspiration, Information & Entertainment
How to Move Like a Maverick is on uncommon ground balancing potent and applicable information, illuminating performances, inspirational speaking and simple fun-loving entertainment all in one dazzling keynote experience. It’s perfect for corporations and organizations looking to surprise and mesmerize their audiences, achieve and maintain breakthrough, cultivate the ability to think and brand like a maverick,and to inspire creative rejuvenation and mind-blowing innovation in their teams and conference attendees.
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, 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.
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.
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. 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.
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.
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 Growing up Black and Gifted in America and a rousing performance of Romejii.