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
You have captured the lives of many and released them to create a wonderful sense of awareness.
…she is engaging, passionate, funny and persuasive…
Your exhibit is very inspiring and reminds me to be true to myself throughout challenges, change and pressure from others.
Amazing and unforgettable.
A fabulous, inspirational exhibit!! Thank you for showing natural beauty!!
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.
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!
The Beautiful Women provide so many teachable moments with youth, seniors and everyone in between about what self-acceptance looks like. The most important lesson is we much champion this cause every day with each other, because our world profits from encouraging us to think the opposite.
I would recommend Cheryl-Ann’s presentation to any group looking for a socially conscious, spirited, and enthusiastic speaker.
Cheryl-Ann’s speech was not only touching and thought-provoking but uplifting, laughter-evoking and motivational as well.
I heard you present at the Business & Professional Women’s Provincial Conference. I was favourably impressed & very moved.
I brought my 13 year old who thought it would be “icky” but once Cheryl-Ann welcomed her and explain the work she really enjoyed it! Thanks for making us feel normal
This project is a blessing.
Cheryl-Ann’s reputation as a straightforward, entertaining and thought provoking speaker lead to almost all 400 participants wanting to register for her workshop.
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!
Thanks for a very informative workshop on Body image and self-estime. Our girls need to hear more of this type of workshop.
Your intense work has touched my heart and soul. Thank you for your amazing gift.
Great insight to an issue that needs to be addressed at various levels.
In hosting this exhibition, the Cambridge Centre for the Arts was proud to be a partner with the Cambridge YWCA and provided us with the opportunity to then work with additional partners including Soroptimist International and the Arts Guild…. It is rare to have a project of this depth come along, and I wish to thank your for sharing this with our community.
An amazing expression of personal growth and solidarity of women.
I have just read ‘The Book’ from cover to cover absorbing every word.
This was an excellent workshop – you have done a huge amount of preparation. Thank you, Cheryl-Ann for this life-experience for my daughter, her unborn child and myself.
A kaleidoscope of dazzling colours, capturing the essence of femininity from the inside out…a true celebration of women.
My mother, sister and I were all deeply moved by The Beautiful Women Project. I am fifteen years old. At my age, I feel that many girls struggle with self acceptance. Society has created a standard image of perfection. If you do not look and act a certain way, then you are practically considered worthless. However, I feel very fortunate to have learned earlier on that it is best to go against the accepted normalities of society. My mantra has become: Societal norm: Why define it when you can defy it? For me, The Beautiful Women Project epitomized this mantra.
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.
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!
Cheryl-Ann is a consummate professional who knows how to get right to the heart of the matter. I appreciate not only her candor, but her thoughtful and compassionate approach to allowing me to experience all that I wanted in my coaching sessions.
A true eye opener for all ages and gender. Thanks.
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.
Your beautiful women project is an eye opener and is global in reach. Any woman from any part of the world can relate with it.