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
What an exhibit. Hurrah! Women have a chance to show their true self. We are all unique, gathering strength from our individuality. We live, we share, we love and enjoy. I do, and I loved this show.
Cheryl-Ann was hilarious, the best public speaker I have listened to.
Cheryl-Ann Webster’s Beautiful Women Project is an effective catalyst for generating discussion on body image, a topic which is relevant not only for women and girls, but increasingly for all of us.
You have certainly done your share of encouraging people and changing lives. I am one of the few men who attended your workshop in Cambridge, Ont. a long time ago. But I remember the faces of the women during your discussion and could see you already made a difference then.
I brought my daughters 5 & 11. Thank you for helping me teach them the value of self-worth in such a beautiful way.
Cheryl-Ann Webster’s work is essential in today’s world where images of violence pervade.
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.
Proof that no 2 body types are the same.
Thank you for your lovely exhibition. I was pleasantly surprised to see that I look like other women.
Cheryl-Ann legitimized the need for us as professionals to take good care of ourselves through times of challenge and change, and you empowered us to become better at being supportive and empathetic towards each other and most notably the people we serve.
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 have truly captured the spirit of each woman. Congratulations on your achievements.
Thank you so much for this inspirational, healing interlude. A place to let women’s hearts sing and dance.
Beautiful, Amazing, Breathtaking. I am overcome by emotion. Tears of joy, tears of sadness. I have felt 120 different emotions.
Your Beautiful Women Project is brilliant, beautiful and of such great importance – it is such a contribution to woman-kind.
Very touching…a breath of fresh air.
Amazing!! We need to learn to accept ourselves no matter what age or size or shape. Live our lives and enjoy each day since each day is a gift.
This project is a blessing.
I think that it is a great way to show someones [sic] beauty.
initially, it was uncertain if the length of the workshop would need to be reduced as many of our youth at our facility have a limited attention span. However, the youth remained engaged, interested for 2.5 hours and voiced positive comments regarding the workshop; this speaks volumes regarding the quality of the workshop provided by Ms. Webster offered.
I heard you present at the Business & Professional Women’s Provincial Conference. I was favourably impressed & very moved.
Cheryl-ann and her project has and will continue to have a lasting positive impact on thousands of people in our community.
Cheryl-Ann captures the very heart of the sculptures in her creative drawings to honour each Beautiful Woman.
When I found myself in a transition point in my life Cheryl-Ann was the person I reached out to. Her sound advice, coaching and perspectives have empowered me and enabled me to take on the challenges and opportunities I’ve faced with strength, a positive outlook and resilience.
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!
You are truly talented and clearly insightful, and a thoughtful listener.
Thanks so much for creating such a wonderful tribute to women and our many forms.
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.
Wowza! What was my most rapturous moment of the day?? Discovering that I too can somehow relate to these faceless beauties!! I have been inspired from the intensity in which this brilliant project has penetrated me. Blown Away!! The results of spending so many hours with so many amazing women is unreal. Beautiful work and I couldn’t be happier to have stumbled across it. Thank-You so much for doing what you do I am surrounded by beauty and wisdom that I will hold onto for many years.
To have related with so many women must be a miraculous experience. Each piece says so much. Each women’s story is relatable. I’ve taken a lot out of this wonderful show and I will hold many of these life lessons with me. I did not expect this to come of my day and I feel inspired and full of joy to be one of many to see your work. Not only BEAUTIFUL but insightful. Thank-You for giving all these women a story. I have nothing else to say that can tell you how much enjoyment I got from this gallery. I wish only love and luck to you.