Cheryl-Ann Webster, aka The Creative Speaker, transformed her life from a high-school dropout with no place to call home, and seemingly no prospects, to a university educated, award-winning artist, speaker and facilitator. Today she blends her passion for artistic expression, her deep interest in human dynamics, and her degree in communications to provide her clients with highly interactive, yet cringe-free, creative sessions. Her client base is diverse in age, gender and demographics but all have a common desire to better their own life and empower others.
Cheryl-Ann Webster is also the creator of the family-friendly Beautiful Women Project; an art installation that is accompanied by presentations promoting body confidence while raising awareness on the impact of body-shaming. Deemed a “revelation of truth” her Beautiful Women Project, has been showcased in 12 communities, with 70,000 visitors, viewing the exhibit and hearing the message of self-acceptance since 2006.
Explore – Express – Evolve
Each presentation Cheryl-Ann delivers is carefully designed to accommodate the agenda of the client and the needs of the audience. Her expertise encompasses intimate settings with survivors and therapists, to conferences with social workers and health-care providers, as well as auditoriums filled with students and educators.
Keynotes & ARTshops
45-90 minute Keynotes, either stand alone or are paired with a 2+ hour breakout session, where Cheryl-Ann delivers interactive workshops, or as she calls them – ARTshops. ARTshops provide an ideal platform, for experiential learning, for teams and individuals.
After graduating from the school of ‘Hard Knocks’ Cheryl-Ann discovered a love for learning. Now her list of accomplishments include a diploma in Art & Design, a degree in Culture & Communications, accreditaion with the International Coach Federation, and NLP Canada.
Beautiful Women Project
The foundation of the Project is 120 life-size clay sculptures, that Cheryl-Ann sculpted, of real women aged 19-91, each decorated to reflect an aspect of the women’s life journey. To accompany the art-work, Cheryl-Ann designs and delivers highly visual presentations crafted to suit the age, stage and gender of the audience.
Captivating and distinctly creative.
Dr. Williams, Medical Officer of Health
Teacher candidates in particular learned that the arts are a powerful vehicle for the expression of challenging and difficult social issues. Thank you!
This is what I’ve always been waiting for, but perhaps didn’t know it. Thank you for giving us – our kids, our public, our community – a chance to finally see real women. You are a true artist, and an inspiration.
You changed my thoughts of myself – thank you. This will help me accept me, so I can help the children I work with accept themselves.
To have related with so many women must be a miraculous experience. Each piece says so much. Each women’s story is relatable. I’ve taken a lot out of this wonderful show and I will hold many of these life lessons with me. I did not expect this to come of my day and I feel inspired and full of joy to be one of many to see your work. Not only BEAUTIFUL but insightful. Thank-You for giving all these women a story. I have nothing else to say that can tell you how much enjoyment I got from this gallery. I wish only love and luck to you.
I was so impressed with the quality of these colouring books that I bought all my daughters a set too.
More than 25,000 visitors representing six continents, passed through the Beautiful Women Project exhibit taking away a powerful message and leaving comments of gratitude.
Spending six weeks with the exhibit has taught me a new level of appreciation for the stories our bodies have to tell, and to think of them as a work of art. What an illuminating revelation.
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Cheryl-Ann’s sincere and skillful presentation helped all of us connect the challenges and influences in our own lives and in the lives of those we are professionally dedicated to assist.
You are truly talented and clearly insightful, and a thoughtful listener.
Creativity, expression, deep heart felt thoughts, life changing! To all the beautiful goddesses who volunteered to offer their gifts and to Cheryl-Ann for interpreting from her heart you are an artist extraordinaire! Blessed Be!
Thank you for your outstanding day long presentation to our three hundred grade 7 & 8 girls and their leaders. I know your message will have a lasting impact. The committee was extremely impressed by your skill in being able to carry the entire day on your own. The success of the day was evident in the number of girls that swarmed you to get your autograph!
Amazingly powerful exhibit, thank you. Please continue showing men and women of all ages the true meaning of beauty.
The Town of Gananoque financially supported the Project and gave consent for the community owned Museum to be used for the 6 month exhibit. We were not disappointed as the event was an overwhelming success. From both a cultural and business perspective the Beautiful Women Project was a great investment!
Remarkable project. Congratulations CNE for finally displaying such high caliber art.
Cheryl-Ann’s reputation as a straightforward, entertaining and thought provoking speaker lead to almost all 400 participants wanting to register for her workshop.
Brilliant, profound and life giving.
Visually appealing and impressive. Important message.
Thank you for the wonderful exhibit – it was a great opportunity to talk to my almost 16year old about body image and embrace herself as she is.
Great insight to an issue that needs to be addressed at various levels.
I’ve gained a lot of confidence from hearing your story and the obstacles that you and other women have overcome. Everyday, I step towards loving myself completely, and getting rid of self-doubt.
As Cheryl-Ann predicted the Project increased our visitor numbers resulting in greater revenue, with more than 25,000 visitors representing six continents, passed through our doors during the Beautiful Women Project exhibit.
We found Cheryl-Ann’s presentation to be very informative, her message inspiring and her style engaging, effective and honest.
Gracious, compassionate and sensitive to the needs of others Cheryl-Ann has a clear vision of what she believes girls and women should be free to experience in their lives, and she has acted on those beliefs in a positive what that is changing lives for the better.
This workshop offered me the opportunity to express my creativity through the emotional process with other women. It made me feel truly womanly. I am a woman and proud of it!
Cheryl-Ann’s speech was not only touching and thought-provoking but uplifting, laughter-evoking and motivational as well.
In addition to favourable comments from the survey, several staff talked to me in person sharing how much they enjoyed your speech. So, a big THANK YOU for making our PD day this year so enjoyable and staff motivated to reach their best. On a very personal note – you are a great speaker and facilitator and it was a pleasure working with you!
Our 10 year old daughter attended the girls conference. She enjoyed it so much and it made such an impact on her! Ever since she has been talking about self esteem and body image.
You truly have an insight into women’s nature.
It is rare to have a project of this depth come along, and I wish to thank you for sharing this with our community.