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
You have inspired many young women, especially with our small group.
Today, you lifted me up. I have been longing to be a professional settlement counsellor and today you brought me closer to my goal.
You are truly talented and clearly insightful, and a thoughtful listener.
What a wonderful concept. A celebration of each woman for what she is, not what people think they should be.
That was beautiful! Helps me to accept who I am.
The message it has taught to so many is to love who you are. This is a beautiful thing and children, men and women can all learn from it!
Thank you for bringing the Beautiful Women Project to the world. I know it has changed my life as well as the lives of many others.
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.
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.
For someone like myself with no 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.
Cheryl-Ann is an engaging and well-prepared presenter whose multimedia lecture highlighted the myriad messages society sends about physical appearance and how this information influences women’s self-worth.
I wanted to aknowledge you for the your ability and courage to listen to and act on the wisdom that had inspired you to create this project.
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.
Cheryl-Ann spoke with passion and conviction .. her work is enlightening and life affirming!
I brought my 13 year old who thought it would be “icky” but once Cheryl-Ann welcomed her and explain the work she really enjoyed it! Thanks for making us feel normal
Spectacular and ingenious.
Wonderful exhibit! I wish this were the type of exhibit that the National Gallery would consider!
Thank you for sharing your artistic talent and wisdom of words.
Cheryl-Ann’s presentations at Carleton Place High School & Notre Dame Catholic High School were considered to be the best of the day involving over one hundred presentations and performances!
As a person who has suffered all her life with body image and suffered from low self esteem and the ridicule of many people who I have come in contact with, your work has inspired me to remind myself about who I am, and that my body is special.
Thank you for the memorable presentation at our Annual BPW Conference in Trenton and your good work with our sisters and their families.
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.
So powerful. I have never seen such beauty…truly an inspiration. I loved walking around with my daughter reading the different stories….touched our hearts.
Heart opening, heart-wrenching, heartfelt.
For the past two years, your workshop on Body Image/Self-Esteem at the Power of Being a Girl Conference has received the highest ratings with both girls and teachers in attendance. They find your style honest, engaging and humourous.
The Beautiful Women Project sends a real message to young girls and those who have struggled for years with self image. I think it tells us that we can give ourselves permission to like and love our bodies, that we are indeed beautiful.
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.
What a moving exhibit! With tears in my eyes I read your words describing the images of the women. Reminding me that we are all unique, different, and so much more than our physical bodies. Thank you for helping me accept my differences and my unique gifts.
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.”
This was absolutely beautiful and I love the fact that my children got to see that all women are not the same.