Jade Simmons delivers stunning main stage motivational keynote presentations that potently combine music, virtuoso performance, dynamic leadership strategy, and riveting storytelling to speak into the hearts, minds and goals of a company’s most valuable resource... their people.
As a speaker and presenter, Jade's impact spans a multitude of industries and touches an incredibly varied demographic, from college to corporate. Her experiences blend high-powered inspiration with mind-blowing classical and original genre-bending music, all while driving home an organisation's theme.
For companies ready to empower their people beyond the bottom line, meeting planners searching for new ways to create transformational experiences, and creatives ready to inspire, educate, and entertain audiences beyond belief, Jade is the answer!
Named one of the ‘Best Keynote Speakers of 2019’ (Northstar Meetings), she 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 impressing audiences, to using the piano as the vehicle by which to provide the inspiration, entertainment, and transformation that profoundly moves them instead. The results have been, well... darn impressive.
Themes within her powerful motivational keynote speeches include Branding, Communication, Diversity & Inclusion, Growth Mindset, High Performance Under Pressure, Organic Reinvention, Transformative Leadership and Unlocking Originality.
Current keynote speech topics include:
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: break out breakthroughs. Perfect for organisations looking to offer something beyond traditional 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 avoid guilt and obligation in favour of curiosity and authentic connectivity. A motivational keynote speech perfect for organisations determined to be at the forefront of the diversity and inclusion movement.
An expert in Passion Empowerment, Jade Simmons 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 keynote presentation is centred 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.
Organisations 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 speech.
The Art of Growing Up Black and Gifted
This 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 and other company events 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.
No matter the presentation topic you choose for Jade to deliver, 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 strategies to become who they need to be in order to do the big things they are called to do.
Her speciality is in activating a renewed and redefined sense of purpose. Jade also speaks on cultivating innovation and originality, the strategies behind audacious leadership, and she leaves behind tools to unleash momentum in life and business.
No stranger to pushing boundaries to see bold results, this concert pianist turned world changer is booked by corporations including Mass Mutual, Royal Bank of Canada, DOW, Raytheon, the Hershey Company, Genentech, Valic, Pfizer, Deliotte, RBC 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.