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
It’s an amazing project, it helped alot of people who needed self confidence.
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.
Remarkable project. Congratulations CNE for finally displaying such high caliber art.
Fantastic display of beauty and strength.
I feel more normal and pretty than I did before because of the talk and pictures today.
Your exhibit is very inspiring and reminds me to be true to myself throughout challenges, change and pressure from others.
Loved the honesty and insight!
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.
Love the concept, the idea, the power, the beauty. The image of women together tells their stories and journeys through life. Stunning display. It lets the world see that women are more then thing’s appear to be.
I’ve gained a lot of confidence from hearing your story and the obstacles that you and other women have overcome. Everyday, I step towards loving myself completely, and getting rid of self-doubt.
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 what that is changing lives for the better.
What a mission. So wonderful to see real women and to read about their stories, both happy and sad.
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!
Gracious, compassionate and sensitive to the needs of others Cheryl-Ann has a clear vision of what she believes we should be free to experience in our lives… and she has acted on those beliefs in a positive way that is changing lives for the better.
Cheryl-Ann’s reputation as a straightforward, entertaining and thought provoking speaker lead to almost all 400 participants wanting to register for her workshop.
More than 25,000 visitors representing six continents, passed through the Beautiful Women Project exhibit taking away a powerful message and leaving comments of gratitude.
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.
Great idea and investment in awareness about women.
These are gorgeous unique and wonderful! Truly a creative and touching way of celebrating each woman and all women. We really enjoyed the exhibition.
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.
As a person who has suffered all her life with body image and suffered from low self esteem and the ridicule of many people who I have come in contact with, your work has inspired me to remind myself about who I am, and that my body is special.
My 4 yr old son loves his Beautiful Women colouring book! He loves the patterns, shapes and challenge of filling each page with beautiful colours. I love that he is learning by osmosis that beautiful women come in all different shapes and sizes, with their own fascinating and unique stories. A great lesson at any age!
Your artwork is truly amazing, soulful and inspiring. Thank you for reminding us that all women are beautiful works of God!
Thank you, I admire your courage and I commend you for presenting this. Your work goes deeper and it is very effective.
Thank you for sharing your artistic talent and wisdom of words.
To the Principals and Vice Principals of Secondary Catholic Schools. You are encouraged to consider how the Beautiful Women Project might reinforce your own efforts with your students to address our culture’s distorted views of the female body.
As Cheryl-Ann predicted the Project increased our visitor numbers resulting in greater revenue, with more than 25,000 visitors representing six continents, passed through our doors during the Beautiful Women Project exhibit.
You have truly captured the spirit of each woman. Congratulations on your achievements.
What a great presentation Cheryl-Ann did for our staff meeting…I think one of the greatest comments came from one of our staff for whom life has not always been fair, it was like the sun was shining – just for us that day!
You are truly talented and clearly insightful, and a thoughtful listener.