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 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’
Numerous comments in the guest book mentioned the Beautiful Women Project as the reason visitors had attended or returned to the The Ex. They thanked the CNE for bringing the sculptures and complimented us on displaying such a high caliber of art….During the 18 day event an estimated 10,000 visitors viewed the Project. The Project proved to be a tremendous success and exceeded our expectations.
Your work is truly inspiring and the juxtaposition with the corset of the past is remarkable. It was a pleasure to talk to you and several of your subject beautiful women.
Your ability to not only create but truly ‘see’ who these women are is phenomenal.
I find your confident speaking skills and superb visual presentation irresistible to an audience while your thought provoking asides and anecdotes keep the active mind on its toes.
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.
The success of this event and Cheryl-Ann’s ability to adjust her presentation according to the responses of her audience were major factors in our decision to choose her over another speaker that we had considered. I would highly recommend Cheryl-Ann Webster for those who want a dynamic, professional and responsive workshop facilitator.
Cheryl-Ann is an engaging and well-prepared presenter whose multimedia lecture highlighted the myriad messages society sends about physical appearance and how this information influences women’s self-worth.
Cheryl-Ann’s reputation as a straightforward, entertaining and thought provoking speaker lead to almost all 400 participants wanting to register for her workshop.
Wow! I felt immediate acceptance of my own breasts and my build.
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!
I feel more normal and pretty than I did before because of the talk and pictures today.
An amazing and self-affirming display. Thank-You!
Your professionalism and careful planning, coupled with your sensitivity to the needs of your audience made your workshops powerful experiences for clients and staff alike.
A help when you are not feeling like you are good enough or beautiful! Thanks for helping me see you don’t need to be just one way.
Cheryl-Ann spoke with passion and conviction .. her work is enlightening and life affirming!
Fabulous! True acceptance: knowing and loving ourselves.
The most inspiring project I’ve ever seen, so beautiful.
Artists and their work speak to our soul. So much in women’s lived experiences is still silenced. Thank you for taking us beyond the words.
Spectacular and ingenious.
Your art is absolutely amazing! The messages, inspiring. You have truly celebrated women.
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.
Your Beautiful Women Project is brilliant, beautiful and of such great importance – it is such a contribution to woman-kind.
You have truly captured the spirit of each woman. Congratulations on your achievements.
Incredible. Absolutely amazing. I’m so happy this empowering exhibit is at the CNE.
With this project, Webster has started an accessible conversation about what it means to truly accept who we are, wrinkles and scars and all. Long after you leave the exhibit, their colors and textures stay with you. The women still talk to you… and it’s a life changing conversation.
It seems to amaze me more and more the need for self esteem and awareness, to share, to support, to speak, to live a life meant for changing the world to be a better place.
Cheryl-Ann’s presentation was vivid, intelligent, and witty.
Cheryl-Ann captures the very heart of the sculptures in her creative drawings to honour each Beautiful Woman.
Your show is more than amazing, and you are an incredibly talented artist. You have created a work of art that is very beautiful and powerful, on many levels, and shows how you also operate from a place of deep intuition and spirituality.