WHO IS JADE?
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. The results have been, well…darn impressive.
No stranger to pushing boundaries to see bold results, this concert pianist turned world changer is brought in by the likes of corporations like Mass Mutual, 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’s the new host for American Public Media’s brand new podcast Decomposed and for NYC’s top rated station WQXR she has created Courageously Classical, a live performance and interview show that will feature the world’s most adventurous musicians.
There’s not a bigger believer in our potential to think bigger, do bigger, be bigger and believe bolder! Jade Simmons is the author of the #1 Amazon Bestselling book Audacious Prayers for World Changers which gives readers the big, bold words to match their biggest, boldest dreams. The book is also available in print, as an ebook, an audio book on Audible and it is available in Spanish as Oraciones Atrevidas para Cambiadores del Mundo.
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.
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.
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.
Choose from a bold buffet to create something unforgettable just for your organization. Jade operates within these 4 main pillars for her “from scratch” customized presentations. She then takes your event themes and your requested “areas of focus” and creates a one-of-a-kind presentation designed just for your people.
4 Main Pillars:
“In the event world, there is a difference between a speaker and an experience. Jade is not a speaker, she is a dynamic presence and personality that combines with her positive spirit and passion for impacting others to liven and add value to any event.”
“Jade really set the tone for us to enable a different kind of experience for the participants – helping tried and true leaders get a new feeling!”