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
I am so enjoying being creative with the colouring pages. I blend colours and smudge over the lines to create my own stories.
Brilliant, profound and life giving.
What a wonderful concept. A celebration of each woman for what she is, not what people think they should be.
An inspiration to all women of all ages. Thank you.
‘The Book’ is filled with artfully disguised wisdom. It has helped all the recipients for which I bought it as a gift: a psychcologist in the UK who specializes in treatment for women with eating disorders, a teenager with a medical problem, my two daughters and my son in law. It was much appreciated. Thank you.
Very touching…a breath of fresh air.
Cheryl Ann Webster was a highly captivating speaker and held her audiences attention and interest throughout the entire day.
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.
The students who filled the lecture hall were attentive and responsive. Cheryl-Ann’s presentation style and humour suited her audience, and the information she shared stimulated many questions and comments. The feedback I received later from the class was very positive.
Powerful, loving and full of much needed hope and inspiration. Blessings to you.
You have certainly done your share of encouraging people and changing lives. I am one of the few men who attended your workshop in Cambridge, Ont. a long time ago. But I remember the faces of the women during your discussion and could see you already made a difference then.
A fabulous, inspirational exhibit!! Thank you for showing natural beauty!!
What a beautiful, inspiring work.
I live in the U.S. — Norfolk, Virginia — but am prepared to visit Canada to see your work. Thank you for doing this creative, meaningful project!
Inspiring & motivating and just the right amount of humour to convey the message that “We do make a difference”.
What a mission. So wonderful to see real women and to read about their stories, both happy and sad.
Loved the honesty and insight!
So powerful. I have never seen such beauty…truly an inspiration. I loved walking around with my daughter reading the different stories….touched our hearts.
Very beautiful, very inspiring and excellent way to make people specially women to accept the way they are. They are all beautiful.
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 way that is changing lives for the better.
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.
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.
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!
The overwhelming response from the participants stated your presentation was the “best ever”! Your presentation and ‘hands-on’ activities where well received and extremely thought provoking.
Congratulations Cheryl-Ann…I’m so excited for you and the new exhibit of your wonderful sculptures! How fortunate for the Southampton Art Gallery. The community will be enriched by the presence of your pieces.
Thank you for inspiring women and girls across the nation.
Brilliant, profound and life giving.
During the 11 week run of the Beautiful Women Project, an unprecedented number of visitors came to see the sculptures and attended workshops and talks presented by Cheryl-Ann.
For the past two years, your workshop on Body Image/Self-Esteem at the Power of Being a Girl Conference has received the highest ratings with both girls and teachers in attendance. They find your style honest, engaging and humourous.
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.