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 for the memorable presentation at our Annual BPW Conference in Trenton and your good work with our sisters and their families.
Your message is really very inspiring. You are definitely inspiring me towards getting the Woman of Excellence Award. I would love to stand up there one day without my wig on and receive such a prestigious award.
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.
Cheryl-Ann presented a workshop which was well received … with participants rating her 5 out of 5! I recommend her as a conference presenter without hesitation.
I was also one of the presenters at the youth symposium. I sat in on your presentation and loved it. Great Job!
A kaleidoscope of dazzling colours, capturing the essence of femininity from the inside out…a true celebration of women.
Cheryl-Ann’s speech was not only touching and thought-provoking but uplifting, laughter-evoking and motivational as well.
In addition to favourable comments from the survey, several staff talked to me in person sharing how much they enjoyed your speech. So, a big THANK YOU for making our PD day this year so enjoyable and staff motivated to reach their best. On a very personal note – you are a great speaker and facilitator and it was a pleasure working with you!
An inspiration to all women of all ages. 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.
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.
You have inspired many young women, especially with our small group.
Thanks so much for creating such a wonderful tribute to women and our many forms.
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.
The presentation provided by Cheryl-Ann was captivating, and a distinctly creative way to promote positive body image…it was a powerful and positive encounter.
Proof that no 2 body types are the same.
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.
Thank you for the wonderful exhibit – it was a great opportunity to talk to my almost 16year old about body image and embrace herself as she is.
Wonderful idea and congratulations on a great job!! It’s so important to be open and an exhibit like this invites discussion – so healthy.
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.
You are truly talented and clearly insightful, and a thoughtful listener.
The course was fun, emotional and very revealing in more ways than one.
What an awesome exhibit. Thank-You, Cheryl-Ann for showing women in ALL their unique beauty.
Cheryl-Ann is an inspiration to all whom cross her path. I feel blessed to have had the opportunity to learn about myself in an environment that was safe and accepting.
We strongly recommend Cheryl-Ann Webster to any group trying to make a positive effect on the self-worth of young women.
Such an incredible display. A beautiful way to tell a story and send the proper message.
What a moving exhibit! With tears in my eyes I read your words describing the images of the women. Reminding me that we are all unique, different, and so much more than our physical bodies. Thank you for helping me accept my differences and my unique gifts.
This project is a blessing.
A game-changing creativity challenge with the talented and intuitive artist If you want to stretch, to think differently, to grow – she’s your girl!
Cheryl-Ann’s presentations at Carleton Place High School & Notre Dame Catholic High School were considered to be the best of the day involving over one hundred presentations and performances!