International motivational speaker Penny Mallory is an expert in psychological performance and works within, and alongside, world-class teams to overcome obstacles and improve their performances. Her experience ranges from world championship rally drivers to young offenders, and focusses on improving their mental performance, orchestrating change and building outstanding individuals and teams.
She works with organisations, teams (including Formula 1) and individuals on mental performance and also hosts development programmes and workshops. Penny was also the first woman in the world to compete in a world rally car – the Formula 1 of rallying.
Penny is an inspirational motivational speaker thanks to her life and career experiences and her ability to make the impossible seem possible.
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With a love of cars from a very young age, Penny Mallory always wanted to be involved in motorsport in some way. However, her early years were devastated by mental illness and alcoholism. At the age of 14 she left her childhood home and ended up homeless and alone in London. After three years, and with a lot of determination and resilience, Penny realised she had to take control of her life. So she returned to her love of cars. A chance event allowed her to realise her childhood dream of driving a rally car and she was instantly hooked. She started raising sponsorship and worked her way up the rallying ranks. After only four years of racing, Penny became National Ladies Champion and went on to become the world’s first woman to compete in the World Rally Car classification. Penny understands how our thinking, and the thinking of others, can affect our personal and professional behaviour. She was continuously told she was the ‘wrong sex’ and ‘too old’ to rally, but she was determined to prove them wrong. And she did that and more.
With 12 years of rally driving behind her, Penny Mallory became a go-to presenter for a range of high-profile sporting TV shows including Driven (1998-2002), World Rally Championship (1973-), The Used Car Roadshow (2005-2007), Accident Blackspots (2000), Classic Car Club (2005-) and GMTV (1993-2010) amongst others. She also worked as a precision stunt driver for a number of Renault Clio adverts.
Penny’s keynotes are interactive, entertaining and thought-provoking, but most importantly they compel people to take action immediately. She has an outstanding international reputation and has worked with many blue-chip clients including Airbus, Audi, AutoGlass, BMW, Coca-Cola, Ford, Grand Vision, Honda, HPI, Jaguar, Klesch, Metsec, P&O, Proctor & Gamble, Sony, Telefonica, Tesco, Volkswagen and Waitrose.
Not content with being a super rally driver, her love of sport and fitness expand to running marathons (she ran three in as many days once), various hell runs and triathlons. She has also entered the boxing ring twice, and has successfully completed accents of the north face of Europe’s highest mountain, Mount Elbrus, and Mount Kilimanjaro, Tanzania.
– Mental Toughness
– Creating Confidence
– World-Class Thinking Leads to World-Class Behaviour
– Resilience and Results
– Enlightened Leadership
– Ambition to Achievement
– The Psychology of Success
– Becoming Comfortable with the Uncomfortable
– Supporting Organisations Through COVID-19 and Beyond
Penny always listens to what an event organiser is looking for and can create bespoke talks aimed at delivering maximum benefit for your audience. Penny has also created a range of unique online delivery formats, particularly suitable to those companies with remote workforces.
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Penny has turned her experience into writing and published Take Control of your Life (2010), World Class Thinking World Class Behaviour (2018), and 365 Ways to Develop Mental Toughness: A Day-to-Day Guide to Building Confidence and Resilience (2022).
As a former successful rally driver, Penny knows what competition and pressure can do to the mind. She is an expert in improving performance and results.
Penny has fought hard to where she is today and knows how important it is to not give up. Her story is inspiring and proof to audiences that dreams can come true if you want it bad enough.
Penny is a favourite of many international corporates including Tesco and Sony.
She doesn’t try to outsmart people with industry-standard buzzwords. She is authentic but entertaining. She can relate to audiences from all professional levels, ages and backgrounds.
She can provide hour-long speeches, day-long conferences and multi-date workshops depending on the client’s requirements. Her aim is to leave delegates feeling compelled to take immediate and long-lasting action to make a difference in their personal and professional lives.
Talent Performance Management Partner at Capital One
‘Absolutely fantastic session, truly inspirational with some great takeaways too. Thank you Penny’
Business Sales Manager at Virgin Media O2 Business
‘A particularly good session Penny and most unexpectedly I had to dial into this in the hours after the sales kick off where I needed some Mental Toughness. Good luck in your row across the Atlantic!’
Global Payer Capability at AstraZeneca
‘It was a pleasure to be in the room! Thank you Penny for a great session and for inspiring us to continue the conversation.’
Chief Executive Officer at The Scottish Tourism Alliance
‘Penny on behalf of all of us at STA – ASVA & HUT Scotland, thank you so much for joining us, you were awesome. Off to have a cold shower now – when the going gets tough, the tough get going!’
Head of Implementation, Branch Banking at RBS, Natwest, Holts, Drummonds and Child & Con
‘Penny, thank you so much, such an inspiring story and really simple actions to take to support our Mental Toughness’