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
Finally someone who shows women as they really are!
Not only did you model the techniques to use with our clients, but as a result of your caring and intuitive nature, each staff member also experienced personal growth, and greater self awareness.
Great insight to an issue that needs to be addressed at various levels.
Incredible. Absolutely amazing. I’m so happy this empowering exhibit is at the CNE.
Fascinating. We all think “this is wrong: too big, too small” etc, but this shows that we are all “just right”
The staff remarked on the wonderful buzz of the intense discussion throughout the conference hall as students and teachers reached a new understanding around self-esteem. Your feedback rating was 96% approval for your full-day workshop! (Not bad at all for 400 students that were mandated to attend). Thank you!
Cheryl-Ann’s panel speech was not only touching and thought-provoking but uplifting, laughter-provoking and motivational as well. She was the highlight of the conference!
Your art and the words to accompany are perfect. Amazing.
What a beautiful, inspiring work.
Cheryl-Ann was hilarious, the best public speaker I have listened to.
Beautiful, Amazing, Breathtaking. I am overcome by emotion. Tears of joy, tears of sadness. I have felt 120 different emotions.
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.
My 5 years old twin daughters look through your book ALL the time and it has created a visual for them confirming what my husband and I have always told them that is “everyone looks different under their clothes but we are all beautiful” that’s out of the mouth of my five year old babes! How exciting!
Lovely to meet you Cheryl-Ann. Your work is beautiful. I am glad Isabella’s first art exhibit (at 11weeks 5 days old) was this one, and I hope she has the opportunity to revisit your work as she grows up.
Proof that no 2 body types are the same.
Thank you for the memorable presentation at our Annual BPW Conference in Trenton and your good work with our sisters and their families.
What an awesome exhibit. Thank-You, Cheryl-Ann for showing women in ALL their unique beauty.
Wowza! What was my most rapturous moment of the day?? Discovering that I too can somehow relate to these faceless beauties!! I have been inspired from the intensity in which this brilliant project has penetrated me. Blown Away!! The results of spending so many hours with so many amazing women is unreal. Beautiful work and I couldn’t be happier to have stumbled across it. Thank-You so much for doing what you do I am surrounded by beauty and wisdom that I will hold onto for many years.
Let me just start by saying that your show has touched me, your work is beautiful and the statement that you are making truly wonderful. What you are doing is so extremely powerful.
For someone like myself with minimal previous speaking experience, your training not only prepared me to present on behalf of the local YWCA, but the stage and backstage skills that you taught will be useful to me in other presentation situations.
Such worthwhile life work! Never be deterred. You are undertaking a valuable, essential service/mission. The world needs more people like you. Keep sharing; this show is so much appreciated.
This is a wonderful exhibit and I’m so glad that you agreed to be at the CNE and to share your creativity with us. Thanks also for taking the time to chat about the creative process.
Your presentation had a positive impact on everyone. You spoke from the heart, celebrating the individual and your brought an added dimension to the discussion on body-image.
Loved the honesty and insight!
The Beautiful Women Project leaves all who experience it searching for words to describe what it is that has such an effect on them. They only know it is a powerful and positive encounter.
What an incredible accomplishment! To see the essence of real women with the stories of their lives, loves and inspirations.
I believe that the purpose of the visual arts is to speak and motivate everyone on either a universal or personal level. I congratulate you on the ability to accomplish both of these levels.
Very moving and truthful.
Encouraging great education for girls of all ages!!
I was so impressed with the quality of these colouring books that I bought all my daughters a set too.