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.
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.
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 funloving 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 uses a concert grand piano to enhance the delivery and audience experience in this 60-minute program. For women’s events, a version focused on inspiring women to walk more passionately and powerfully in their purpose is also available.
Activate your audience by selecting from 10 highly customizable takeaways:
- The Value of Vision
- How to Stir Up Creativity & Innovation
- Trading in Man-Made Confidence for Supernatural Confidence
- Discovering your Purpose & Calling
- Unleashing Momentum
- The Habit of Record-breaking
- The Art of Resilience
- A Lifestyle of Urgency
- Maverick Behavior
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.
A faith-based version is available for Christian youth conferences.
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 in 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.
In this four-hour program, Jade provides unique training for corporate leadership audiences. Her presentation combines strategic planning with interactive exercises. A piano is not used in this experience.
The Romejii Residency for College and University Arts Programs
Pronounced, (Ro- MEE- jee), this stunning one-woman show is Jade’s signature concert adventure. This multi-layered residency is 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. Romejii is also the realization of Jade’s philosophies on artistic identity, innovation in performance and audience development.
The residency has a three-part focus as follows:
- Jade helps arts and entrepreneurially-focused students discover their creative identity
- She brings career development strategy with an emphasis on long-term viability
- She encourages the fostering of innovative performances and public engagement
Designed especially for university settings, Jade generally provides a 60- to 90-minute seminar with Q&A, a 90-minute concert, and 60-minute lectures. Delivery of the program can be customized over 3 session visits throughout the academic year. For example, she can serve as a guest speaker for various department classes as well as perform both solo and with a student ensemble.
Jade Simmons is not a speaker…she’s an experience.”
“Jade was awesome! Loved the energy; it was a completely different type of experience.”
“Jade was not only a critical part of our event day, she helped promote the event ahead of time on her own social media channels.”
“Jade’s performance was engaging, thought-provoking, and attuned. Her presentations were engaging on a number of levels. All at once. FANTASTIC!”