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Jade Simmons

Classical Music’s #1 Maverick & Audience Activator

Jade Simmons creates mind-blowing, MainStage experiences for audiences worldwide — with captivating storytelling and a riveting concert adventure — awakening people to a redefined sense of purpose and inspiring transformative leadership along the way. Jade Transcends Audience Demographics. She’s a communications chameleon able to encourage entrepreneurial upstarts, motivate middle management or spur on seasoned senior leadership leave activated beyond belief.

Houston, Texas, USA


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 and bigger results professionally.

Audacity!: Dare to Lead on Purpose
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.

Dynamic, Disruptive Diversity: A Bold Approach to Harnessing the Power of Differences
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.

“From Scratch” Customized Presentations
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:
1- Purpose Discovery | Nobody talks about purpose like Jade! Nobody! Purpose is fuel and your attendees need more of it to be at their most effective and most fulfilled. Jade helps your audience redefine & rediscover purpose. She reawakens them to endless possibilities in life & business.

2- Bolstering Boldness |Bold moves, daring introspection and creative twists and turns have shaped Jade’s colorful and inimitable career. She passes along strategies to help us move from behind the scenes to the front lines of a more powerful, purposeful life of impact where our biggest thoughts and our boldest voices are unleashed.

3- Change Mastery| Jade’s one of the rare breed who is addicted to change. She has used change powerfully to reinvent successfully 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.

4- Cultivating Creativity | Jade is one of 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 for innovation.

  • In over 35 years that I have been producing and directing all types of events, with scores of talented performers, Jade is one of the very best. Not just because she is incredibly talented, an amazing musician, an engaging speaker, but because she is just such a nice and beautiful person. She took time to treat people as if they were her friends. The talk backstage was…”she is the nicest person we have ever worked with… and she killed her performance.

    - University Event Manager/Certified Protocol Officer, University of the Pacific
  • 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!

    - Human Capital Consultant, Deloitte
  • 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.

    - 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.

    - Consultant/Creative Services, Meeting & Event Management, Nationwide
  • Such an amazing keynote speaker! So unique! Everything she said resonated with me. She is making me “remix” my thoughts on myself and my work. Thank you for bringing a dynamic woman. Truly Jade made this experience for me. I’m changed!

    - CMP Conclave Attendee Review

Summary Profile

Jade’s chronic condition is that she always sees people as being much bigger than they see themselves. No matter the topic you choose or the theme you’re working under, the results will be the same. Your audience will leave feeling not just inspired, but truly believing they can do anything! Best news yet, they’ll leave with strategy to become who they need to be in order to do the big things they are called to do.

Any top notch performer can captivate on stage. Jade lives for on-on-one time with attendees long after her presentation is done. Even drivers, waiters, stage hands, security and maintenance marvel at the fact that she lives her message “in real life”, once the spotlight has faded.

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.

Jade’s consistently given the highest ratings at every event (even when she’s not the headliner). But when she’s done speaking into the hearts and the minds of your people, all while backing up your mission, they’ll remember that YOU cared about them beyond the bottom line.

Expect her to dig deep into your organization’s culture, your people’s personal goals and your industry’s challenges in order to deliver a timely, relevant message with takeaways that are unforgettable and talked about long after the event.