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
Thank you, I admire your courage and I commend you for presenting this. Your work goes deeper and it is very effective.
Cheryl-Ann your ability to not only create but to truly “see” who these women are is phenomenal.
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.
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.
An amazing and self-affirming display. Thank-You!
Thanks so much for creating such a wonderful tribute to women and our many forms.
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.
I heard you present at the Business & Professional Women’s Provincial Conference. I was favourably impressed & very moved.
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.
I’m really glad I participated in this workshop. I now appreciate my big beautiful body. I recommend this amazing workshop to any timid, proud, big or little women. It makes you feel good about yourself and you have fun in the process!
Just to let you know how inspired and amazed I was at your wonderful artist presentation. I wanted my daughter to hear you. I think your story would’ve given her encouragement.
You truly have an insight into women’s nature.
Thank you, Cheryl-Ann for a wonderful experience today – for your insightful ways and for making learning so much fun!!
Teacher candidates in particular learned that the arts are a powerful vehicle for the expression of challenging and difficult social issues. Thank you!
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!
You have tackled the link between self-worth and self-identity in a very powerful way. I believe every community across Canada should embrace Cheryl-Ann’s work.
I would recommend Cheryl-Ann’s presentation to any group looking for a socially conscious, spirited, and enthusiastic speaker.
initially, it was uncertain if the length of the workshop would need to be reduced as many of our youth at our facility have a limited attention span. However, the youth remained engaged, interested for 2.5 hours and voiced positive comments regarding the workshop; this speaks volumes regarding the quality of the workshop provided by Ms. Webster offered.
Thank you so much for this inspirational, healing interlude. A place to let women’s hearts sing and dance.
…she is engaging, passionate, funny and persuasive…
Your art is amazing inspired and liberating!!
Cheryl-Ann was hilarious, the best public speaker I have listened to.
Thanks for a very informative workshop on Body image and self-estime. Our girls need to hear more of this type of workshop.
Beautiful! I haven’t been moved so profoundly in a very long time – Thank You for a wonderful experience.
Truly inspiring, enlightening and beautiful. Something everyone should be aware of and something everyone should & could be touched by.
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
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.
I had no idea how beautiful and intense this exhibit would be. The stories of all these strong, inspiring and beautiful women was worth more than I can say. Thank you for sharing; continue spreading love, peace and beauty.
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.
This was a very thought-provoking exhibit. I hope all who walk through realize that our bodies are just shells….it’s what’s inside that counts.