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 ability to not only create but truly ‘see’ who these women are is phenomenal.
Your presentation had a positive impact on everyone. You spoke from the heart, celebrating the individual and your brought an added dimension to the discussion on body-image.
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.
You have inspired many young women, especially with our small group.
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.
Spectacular and ingenious.
I bought ‘The Book’ and it sits on top of my dresser beside my full size mirror and it continues to remind me everyday that I AM BEAUTIFUL!
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.
…she is engaging, passionate, funny and persuasive…
Thank you for your outstanding day long presentation to our three hundred grade 7 & 8 girls and their leaders. I know your message will have a lasting impact. The committee was extremely impressed by your skill in being able to carry the entire day on your own. The success of the day was evident in the number of girls that swarmed you to get your autograph!
On behalf of the Eating Disorder Program I would like to Thank you for an excellent presentation which was inspiring, empowering, and refreshing.
We are all perfect designs of God’s perfect design. Thank you for sharing your wonderful gift.
Loved the honesty and insight!
I absolutely love the concept and I support the idea of celebrating women as unique and special individuals, because we don’t do that enough.
Heart opening, heart-wrenching, heartfelt.
The workshop was so inspiring and I believe I will take the positive body image tools I worked through and played through today, to love my body. To nurture and care for my precious body in a respectful, loving and kind way will save my life.
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.
What a mission. So wonderful to see real women and to read about their stories, both happy and sad.
Awesome, wonderful, terrific. Words cannot express the emotions I experienced as I walked this exhibit.
Visually appealing and impressive. Important message.
This is what I’ve always been waiting for, but perhaps didn’t know it. Thank you for giving us – our kids, our public, our community – a chance to finally see real women. You are a true artist, and an inspiration.
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.
Cheryl-Ann addressed a large group of female students with ease and candor… Our students were moved and inspired to a new level of understanding. We could not have asked for a better speaker.
Cheryl-Ann gives us a healthy perspective on body image which to date doesn’t come from any other source.
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.
Thank you for inspiring women and girls across the nation.
Cheryl-Ann’s sincere and skillful presentation helped all of us connect the challenges and influences in our own lives and in the lives of those we are professionally dedicated to assist.
You spoke at the Eating Disorder Program that I attend. Your talk was thought provoking and real. You opened up my eyes, not only with regards to the way I feel about my body but also pointed out the negative messages seen in society.
Your fluid, quick paced delivery indicated good knowledge of your topic. Your speech was interesting and you held your audience’s attention.
You have truly captured the spirit of each woman. Congratulations on your achievements.