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
An amazing expression of personal growth and solidarity of women.
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.
Such an incredible display. A beautiful way to tell a story and send the proper message.
Powerful, loving and full of much needed hope and inspiration. Blessings to you.
Thank you for the memorable presentation at our Annual BPW Conference in Trenton and your good work with our sisters and their families.
Very moving and truthful.
I brought my daughters 5 & 11. Thank you for helping me teach them the value of self-worth in such a beautiful way.
Proof that no 2 body types are the same.
Each time I come to visit, each time I absorb what I see and read, I’m more inspired and enriched.
Cheryl-Ann’s speech was not only touching and thought-provoking but uplifting, laughter-evoking and motivational as well.
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.
Our 10 year old daughter attended the girls conference. She enjoyed it so much and it made such an impact on her! Ever since she has been talking about self esteem and body image.
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.
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.
The overwhelming response from the participants stated your presentation was the “best ever”! Your presentation and ‘hands-on’ activities where well received and extremely thought provoking.
Cheryl-Ann, thank you for being such an open and generous conduit for all the wonderful lessons of all these beautiful 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.
So unique. Real art with a message! Well worth my time. Thank you so much.
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.
Your seminar totally made my day! THANK YOU so much for the valuable information you shared with us — I’m on it!
Your art is amazing and very awakening.
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.
The most inspiring project I’ve ever seen, so beautiful.
With this project, Webster has started an accessible conversation about what it means to truly accept who we are, wrinkles and scars and all. Long after you leave the exhibit, their colors and textures stay with you. The women still talk to you… and it’s a life changing conversation.
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.
Wonderful idea and congratulations on a great job!! It’s so important to be open and an exhibit like this invites discussion – so healthy.
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.
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!
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.
Inspiring & motivating and just the right amount of humour to convey the message that “We do make a difference”.