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
I am so grateful that you have created such an overwhelming tribute to the beauty of a woman’s body. Thank you so much – this has touched me profoundly.
This is a wonderful exhibit and I’m so glad that you agreed to be at the CNE and to share your creativity with us. Thanks also for taking the time to chat about the creative process.
An amazing expression of personal growth and solidarity of women.
Your work has helped me in my process of self-acceptance and feminism.
Cheryl-Ann’s panel speech was not only touching and thought-provoking but uplifting, laughter-provoking and motivational as well. She was the highlight of the conference!
I just wanted to say what a wonderful presentation you put together and delivered. Meaningful, entertaining, thought-provoking, heart-warming, and much more.
When I first met Cheryl-Ann I immediately felt comfortable with her warm sparkling personality. It didn’t take me long to trust her and with her support I felt empowered to be the best version of me.
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.
I am so inspired by you, your work opens the eyes for a lot of us women to know how beautiful we are. You have changed my life. I now feel like the ‘Little Engine that Could.”
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.
Inspiring & motivating and just the right amount of humour to convey the message that “We do make a difference”.
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!
The Town of Gananoque financially supported the Project and gave consent for the community owned Museum to be used for the 6 month exhibit. We were not disappointed as the event was an overwhelming success. From both a cultural and business perspective the Beautiful Women Project was a great investment!
I really enjoyed seeing a realistic and creative approach to feminine beauty.
If you have not heard Cheryl-Ann speak I highly encourage you to do so. It will make a major difference in your life. I have been speaking professionally for over two decades and I know a good speaker when I hear one. You are in for a real treat to hear Cheryl-Ann Webster!
Finally someone who shows women as they really are!
I think that it is a great way to show someones [sic] beauty.
What an awesome exhibit. Thank-You, Cheryl-Ann for showing women in ALL their unique beauty.
It was a powerful, exciting and motivating event for everyone! The Thorncliffe Park girls brought back ideas that will likely linger and influence their entire lives.
Very powerful art and excellent presentation!
The Beautiful Women provide so many teachable moments with youth, seniors and everyone in between about what self-acceptance looks like. The most important lesson is we much champion this cause every day with each other, because our world profits from encouraging us to think the opposite.
So unique. Real art with a message! Well worth my time. Thank you so much.
What a wonderful concept. A celebration of each woman for what she is, not what people think they should be.
Fabulous! True acceptance: knowing and loving ourselves.
Love the concept, the idea, the power, the beauty. The image of women together tells their stories and journeys through life. Stunning display. It lets the world see that women are more then thing’s appear to be.
You are truly talented and clearly insightful, and a thoughtful listener.
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.
Your art and the words to accompany are perfect. Amazing.
Her entertaining and informative workshop helped us understand, as parents and adults working with youth, the impact that our words and actions can have on young people and their choices.
Artists and their work speak to our soul. So much in women’s lived experiences is still silenced. Thank you for taking us beyond the words.