Fee Range$40K - $70K
Travels FromDallas, TEXAS
At a glance:Jade Simmons is a creator of transformational experiences designed to activate audiences into
becoming the biggest, boldest ver s ion of themselves possible.
Jade Simmons is a creator of transformational experiences designed to activate audiences into
becoming the biggest, boldest ver s ion of themselves possible. The world- class concert artist has been called a “musical force of nature” (Yamaha Music ) with an “uncanny ability to connect with the sounds of today” (Seattle Times ). Jade i s the CEO of Jade Media Global, a revolutionary live experience and global content distribution company specializing in 360o personal development and strategic transformation.
During her early career after graduating f rom Northwestern and Rice Universities , she per formed in recital and with orchestra as a classical pianist in renowned halls , including the hallowed ones of the White House and the US Supreme Court. Following an artistic epiphany, she pivoted f rom playing the piano to impress audiences , to us ing music as the vehicle by which to provide the inspiration, entertainment, and trans formation that profoundly moves them instead.
Nicknamed “Classical Music ’s #1 Maverick,” her electrifying, genre-bending concert adventures span Rachmaninoff all the way to rap and include virtuoso storytelling, uncommon insights , and boundless inspiration. Today, Jade’ s experiences not only delight concert audiences , but her dazzling, high- impact presentations are fas t becoming the go-to fuel for organizations looking to reconnect their people to greater purpose, inspire seismic shift s in mindset, and activate their teams and leaders to instantly s tar t living more consequential lives of impact.
Recently named one of the Best Keynote Speaker s of 2019 and 2020, Jade’ s impact spans a multitude of industries and transcends audience demographics. The world’ s superlative brands and organizations from financial services , biotech, entertainment, education, energy and beyond are bringing Jade in. The born storyteller i s al so a stellar mindset strategist fluent in the language of high achievers. In her inimitable career as a concert pianist, Jade has remained committed to expanding the boundaries of Classical music and it s presentation, and as a result she has revolutionized the concert platform. Today, her notably diver se audiences have come to expect creative projects backed by riveting performances
Audacity! Dare to Lead on PurposeAn 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: break out breakthroughs. Perfect for organizations looking to offer something beyond traditional leadership training.
Dynamic, Disruptive Diversity: A Bold Approach to Harnessing the Power of DifferencesJade’s leading the charge for diversification of the workplace with a powerfully positive approach that dares to avoid 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.
Passion EmpowermentAn expert in Passion Empowerment, Jade trains companies on 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 - sometimes it’s about breaking into your current one in a more effective, powerful, and impactful 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 Art of Growing Up Black and Gifted in AmericaThis musical, story-filled experience is the unique, inspirational journey of Jade Simmons. Jade shares uncovering her creative identity, developing a love affair with classical music, and confronting 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 life and her diversified career. Her insights are perfect for conferences focusing on diversity, race relations, gender studies, civil rights, and politics. This is also a popular presentation with African American audiences, women’s conferences, and emerging artists.
A clear, powerful pianist with a magnetic personality…worth seeing any time.
Jade comes to the mainstage extremely well-prepared. She sounded like she had been working with us for a very long time. She aligned with our messaging. A lot of speakers say they do that, but it’s often artificial. With Jade, it’s completely genuine.
—Bard Orvis, Senior Meetings & Events Planner, Voya Financial™
We are always looking for people who are unique, new — fresh. Jade Simmons is that. She’s very dynamic. She draws you in, you just want to listen to her, and the way she tells her stories and interjects her music — there’s no one like her.
—Aimee Kane, Meeting & Event Management, Nationwide