Rockstar Pianist, Motivational and Experiential Speaker
Jade Simmons is a born storyteller and classically trained pianist, who is frequently called classical music’s “No.1 Maverick”; avoiding the traditional recital in favor of taking her audiences on concert adventures that span everything from Rachmaninoff to Rap.
As the daughter of a civil rights activist, Jade 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. Jade trained in piano performance at Northwestern and Rice Universities. On stage, she delivers stunning main-stage keynote presentations with the potent combination of music, virtuoso performance, and riveting storytelling. Jade’s impactful message translates to corporate and college audiences alike. Her uncommon insight and enlightened perspective touch anyone looking for fresh ideas and inspiration.
Jade has performed at The White House and has also received the Sphinx Organization’s Medal of Excellence in a concert held at the US Supreme Court, hosted by Justice Sonia Sotomayor. Her specialty is activating a renewed and redefined sense of purpose. She speaks on cultivating innovation and originality, the strategies behind audacious leadership, and she offers takeaways that unleash momentum in life and business.
From upstarts to seasoned senior leadership, Jade transcends audience demographics, speaking to multigenerational groups of both men and women with ease in the language of high-achievers, influencers, and visionaries. She has a knack for shifting mindsets in real time and unlocking possibilities for breakthrough thinking and limitless living.
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Founder of Design for Change & The Riverside School in India
Inspirational speaker, former CEO of Sunrise Cambodia (2015-2016)
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