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Jade Simmons: We are all emerging artists!

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TODAY’S GUEST: JADE SIMMONS
Concert pianist and emergence specialist
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Jade Simmons

JADE SIMMONS

NOTES FROM MY CONVERSATION WITH JADE:

The New School of Emergence. What is the definition of “emergence?” The new platform is called EMERGE ALREADY!

The course is an eight week online “Accelerated Creative” course for Creative Entrepreneurs and Artists looking to launch brilliantly branded and positioned new ventures, products and services.

Are we all artists in some way?

Lots of traditional classical musicians. How and why to separate yourself from everyone else.

We ALL have to be entrepreneurial. Even if you are an artist too…

The top issues facing Wannabe Entrepreneurs: Fear, fear, and fear.

The art of personal branding and building attractive package deals from your creative talents and latent skills.

“Follow your purpose.” Plus, some advice on how to understand what your purpose is. What is your action verb?

Accelerating people into action when it comes to finally turning a creative idea into a rewarding, impacting and profitable reality.

“We always think of ourselves as smaller than we are.”

“We have to continue to invest in ourselves.”

“The human race is designed to seek out elevation. How do I change?” We are created to be uncommon…

ABOUT JADE SIMMONS

Pianist Jade Simmons, Classical Music’s “No.1 Maverick”, repeatedly defies expectations, delivers riveting performances and innovates at every turn. As an Emergence Expert, she has been called upon both inside and outside of the music industry by organizations looking to create a culture of excellence and foster meaningful change. Jade offers an incredibly diverse mix of repertoire from the Classics to the cutting edge and has toured the US and abroad extensively in recital and with orchestra highlighted by performances at venues as wide-ranging as Ravinia, the White House, the Dallas’ Meyerson Symphony Center, New York’s Town Hall, Detroit’s Institute of the Arts to NYC’s alternative spaces like Le Poisson Rouge and the Harlem Gatehouse to the Supreme Court where she received the Sphinx Organization’s Medal of Excellence.

Jade is the creator of Emerge Already!, an online career-building platform for emerging artists, a writer for the Huffington Post and webcast host for the Van Cliburn International Piano Competition. In addition to expanding the boundaries of Classical music and its presentation which she began during her tenure as the inaugural New Music/New Places Fellow for the prestigious Concert Artist Guild organization, Jade is committed to equipping aspiring artists and creative entrepreneurs with the uncommon strategies and tools necessary to build a profitable, sustainable career in the arts.

For her work on and away from the stage, Essence magazine featured Jade alongside First Lady Michelle Obama and Olympic gold medalist Gabby Douglas as a part of their Style & Substance List which highlights women who have expanded the definition of beauty and achievement. Additionally, she has been recognized two years in a row by Symphony Magazine, listed as one of Ebony magazine’s Top 30 Leaders under 30 (2008), named Houston’s Best Arts Ambassador by the Houston Press. Most recently she made waves as one of the rare classical artists invited to perform at the taste making South by Southwest Festival where her show was ultimately branded one of the “Best of SXSW 2014”.



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Co-founder of the intrepidNOW Media Network, Todd Schnick is a media + business strategist and talk show host + producer. He is a former marketing strategist, national political operative, and lobbyist. Todd has published five books, writes a business + lifestyle column, is a distance runner, and lives in Chicago with his wife Stephanie + family.