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
Encouraging great education for girls of all ages!!
Cheryl-Ann addressed a large group of female students with ease and candor… Our students were moved and inspired to a new level of understanding. We could not have asked for a better speaker.
Incredible. Absolutely amazing. I’m so happy this empowering exhibit is at the CNE.
Inspiring – to accept one’s self and others, and to live…really live!!
Fantastic display of beauty and strength.
How wonderful that we can learn to accept our bodies as these women have it opens the door to my soul.
A fabulous, inspirational exhibit!! Thank you for showing natural beauty!!
Cheryl Ann Webster was a highly captivating speaker and held her audiences attention and interest throughout the entire day.
This was an amazing experience. Often women feel pressured to fit in, and the little things that make us unique are seen as deformities. I know I did. Not any more.
I have just read ‘The Book’ from cover to cover absorbing every word.
This is an inspiring project about owning the beauty of our uniqueness.
To the Principals and Vice Principals of Secondary Catholic Schools. You are encouraged to consider how the Beautiful Women Project might reinforce your own efforts with your students to address our culture’s distorted views of the female body.
Thank you for your lovely exhibition. I was pleasantly surprised to see that I look like other women.
The message it has taught to so many is to love who you are. This is a beautiful thing and children, men and women can all learn from it!
To truly love our bodies, no matter how big, how small, how uneven….that is what I wish for my two beautiful daughters. Your work has moved me in a wonderfully unexpected ways.
Thank you for bringing the Beautiful Women Project to the world. I know it has changed my life as well as the lives of many others.
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.
The Beautiful Women Project touched every fibre of my being and now I get to add colour to those emotions with every stroke of my colouring pencil – bringing to life the feelings brought to the surface by the images and stories of the Beautiful Women Project.
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.
Encouraging great education for girls of all ages!!
Thank you for inspiring women and girls across the nation.
Congratulations on the wonderful impact you are making.
It was a powerful, exciting and motivating event for everyone! The Thorncliffe Park girls brought back ideas that will likely linger and influence their entire lives.
Cheryl-Ann captures the very heart of the sculptures in her creative drawings to honour each Beautiful Woman.
Thank you, I admire your courage and I commend you for presenting this. Your work goes deeper and it is very effective.
Each time I come to visit, each time I absorb what I see and read, I’m more inspired and enriched.
Cheryl-Ann’s speech was not only touching and thought-provoking but uplifting, laughter-evoking and motivational as well.
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.
The presentation provided by Cheryl-Ann was captivating, and a distinctly creative way to promote positive body image…it was a powerful and positive encounter.
Today, you lifted me up. I have been longing to be a professional settlement counsellor and today you brought me closer to my goal.