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 think this is some of the most inspirational art. I will think of these women and their stories often and I will try to remember that I am a woman and I am beautiful.
Thank you for the memorable presentation at our Annual BPW Conference in Trenton and your good work with our sisters and their families.
Brilliant, profound and life giving.
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!
Cheryl-Ann captures the very heart of the sculptures in her creative drawings to honour each Beautiful Woman.
For someone like myself with no previous speaking experience, your training not only prepared me to present on behalf of the local YWCA, but the stage and backstage skills that you taught will be useful to me in other presentation situations.
Very moving and truthful.
Your professionalism and careful planning, coupled with your sensitivity to the needs of your audience made your workshop powerful experience for clients and staff alike. I will certainly recommend you as a trainer and presenter to other social service organizations.
Such worthwhile life work! Never be deterred. You are undertaking a valuable, essential service/mission. The world needs more people like you. Keep sharing; this show is so much appreciated.
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.
Congratulations on the wonderful impact you are making.
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.
Your fluid, quick paced delivery indicated good knowledge of your topic. Your speech was interesting and you held your audience’s attention.
Thank you for sharing your work with us! It is empowering and inspiring.
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.
The Beautiful Women Project touched every fibre of my being and now I get to add colour to those emotions with every stroke of my colouring pencil – bringing to life the feelings brought to the surface by the images and stories of the Beautiful Women Project.
She is engaging, passionate, funny and persuasive
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!
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.
Very Spiritual and beautiful!
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.
Cheryl-Ann your ability to not only create but to truly “see” who these women are is phenomenal.
I would recommend Cheryl-Ann’s presentation to any group looking for a socially conscious, spirited, and enthusiastic speaker.
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.
When I first met Cheryl-Ann I immediately felt comfortable with her warm sparkling personality. It didn’t take me long to trust her and with her support I felt empowered to be the best version of me.
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.
I have just read ‘The Book’ from cover to cover absorbing every word.
Thank you, Cheryl-Ann for a wonderful experience today – for your insightful ways and for making learning so much fun!!
It was a powerful, exciting and motivating event for everyone! The Thorncliffe Park girls brought back ideas that will likely linger and influence their entire lives.
I am in tears after reading and looking at your beautiful website. It is so wonderful and what you are doing is splendid, creative, caring, quirky, clever and simply magnificent.