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
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.
In hosting this exhibition, the Cambridge Centre for the Arts was proud to be a partner with the Cambridge YWCA and provided us with the opportunity to then work with additional partners including Soroptimist International and the Arts Guild…. It is rare to have a project of this depth come along, and I wish to thank your for sharing this with our community.
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.
This is the most touching, moving beautiful exhibit I have ever seen.
Congratulations on the wonderful impact you are making.
The most inspiring project I’ve ever seen, so beautiful.
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.
It is rare to have a project of this depth come along, and I wish to thank you for sharing this with our community.
Cheryl-Ann, I you are a remarkable woman, helping children and others with self-confidence issues.
I live in the U.S. — Norfolk, Virginia — but am prepared to visit Canada to see your work. Thank you for doing this creative, meaningful project!
I brought my daughters 5 & 11. Thank you for helping me teach them the value of self-worth in such a beautiful way.
I believe that the purpose of the visual arts is to speak and motivate everyone on either a universal or personal level. I congratulate you on the ability to accomplish both of these levels.
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.
You make a difference that will affect all those after us and those after them!
The Beautiful Women Project leaves all who experience it searching for words to describe what it is that has such an effect on them. They only know it is a powerful and positive encounter.
For someone like myself with minimal 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.
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!
I really liked these sculptors because it helped me better understand my body.
Very Spiritual and beautiful!
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!
Fabulous! True acceptance: knowing and loving ourselves.
This is truly a very meaningful project and the women are truly beautiful regardless of their body image.
I was so impressed with the quality of these colouring books that I bought all my daughters a set too.
I really enjoyed the exhibit. I hope you continue inspiring women with your art.
On behalf of the Eating Disorder Program I would like to Thank you for an excellent presentation which was inspiring, empowering, and refreshing.
Heart opening, heart-wrenching, heartfelt.
Thank you, I admire your courage and I commend you for presenting this. Your work goes deeper and it is very effective.
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’
Your art is amazing inspired and liberating!!
I truly appreciate your speech and your workshop, and what you SAID today has had a great impact on how I FEEL and definitely will direct what I DO in the future of my work and my life.