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
Proof that no 2 body types are the same.
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.
That was beautiful! Helps me to accept who I am.
A fabulous, inspirational exhibit!! Thank you for showing natural beauty!!
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.
What a beautiful and creative way of letting not only women but men too, know that they are perfect just the way they are. Thank you so much for sharing your gift.
Cheryl-Ann used research and empirical data related to her Beautiful Women Project to raise questions about how the focus on physical appearance affects women’s goals and aspirations and she suggested ways to mitigate the impact of this bombardment.
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.
You brought tears to my eyes and filled my heart with hope. I’ve just started my second journey with breast cancer. My favourite sculpture is ‘Rose of Hope’
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 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.
Participants rated Cheryl-Ann’s workshop 5/5. Many added the suggestion that everyone working with children should attend her workshop!
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.
I just wanted to say what a wonderful presentation you put together and delivered. Meaningful, entertaining, thought-provoking, heart-warming, and much more.
Brilliant, profound and life giving.
Thank-You so much for the creativity and thought behind these magnificent sculptures and the idea for the project. I found that certain ones I loved for the art work while others I loved for the words expressed and others for what they symbolized.
Very empowering! I am glad I brought my 17 year old daughter and her boyfriend. They too were enlightened. At a few points I needed Kleenex for tears, and a sweater for chills.
Awesome, wonderful, terrific. Words cannot express the emotions I experienced as I walked this exhibit.
Truly inspiring, enlightening and beautiful. Something everyone should be aware of and something everyone should & could be touched by.
A wonderful tribute to the “body beautiful” whatever the age, shape or size!! Also, a moving account of life experiences we enjoyed it very much.
Wonderful exhibit and a most moving presentation. You have a special way of engaging your audience. Thoroughly enjoyed.
Your workshop provided a safe environment to access deeper and often-hidden emotions through the creative process. Several women were moved to tears, and hugged you gratefully at the end.
Fine art at the CNE. This is a great exhibition, very informative.
The Beautiful Women Project sends a real message to young girls and those who have struggled for years with self image. I think it tells us that we can give ourselves permission to like and love our bodies, that we are indeed beautiful.
It has been my pleasure to attend a special session where Cheryl-Ann Webster presented. She is a very informative and gifted speaker. Her information was very inspiring and interesting. Cheryl-Ann has a lot of passion in her speaking ability. She speaks in such a manner as to keep the attention of everyone in the audience the entire time!
I brought my daughters 5 & 11. Thank you for helping me teach them the value of self-worth in such a beautiful way.
What a beautiful testament to our humanness, our sameness and womanliness.
Your art is amazing and very awakening.
This was absolutely beautiful and I love the fact that my children got to see that all women are not the same.
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!