Penny Mallory is a former WRC and National Rally Champion, TV Presenter, Mental Toughness Expert and Team Performance Coach & Keynote Speaker.
Penny Mallory speaks on the following topics:
After Dinner | Change | Communication | Host/Facilitator | Innovation | Leadership | Mental Health | Mental Toughness | Motivation | Risk | Sports | Team Building | Teamwork | Wellbeing | Winning mindset | Women in enterprise
Motorsport and TV fans know her as the first and only woman to drive a World Rally Car. Penny knows how to compete and beat the odds, but she also knows top performance requires even more than sacrifice and maximum commitment. It also takes heart, insight and the courage to keep going and the refusal to quit. She gets it, because she’s lived it.
As a leading authority in Mental Toughness, Penny has perfected the art of Psychologically-Powered Performance. Her interactive, challenging and transformational insight into how and why developing confidence, resilience, commitment and focus is critical in today’s business environment.
No secret sauce or overused buzzwords, her engagingly authentic but wildly entertaining keynotes and masterclasses are enjoyed by international audiences. From senior leadership to middle management, her experience working inside and alongside world class teams, including Formula One, enables her to inspire and influence meaningful change within organisations.
Penny’s expert understanding of how our thinking affects our behaviour is brought together in her Keynote ‘World Class Thinking, World Class Behaviour’.
These aren’t hollow marketing words, her life attests to their human truth. As a child she saw alcoholism and mental illness destroy her family. Fleeing home at 14, homeless and fending for herself on the London streets, her life couldn’t have been more dangerous or bleak, yet an inner strength and self-belief enabled her to take control of her future. She made impossible possible and has since dedicated her life to helping others do the same.
It is these experiences that have made her keynotes acclaimed international favourites for many of the world’s most powerful and storied brands, including Coca-Cola, Grand Vision, Waitrose, Tesco, Telefonica, Klesch, Sony, Volkswagen, HPI, Jaguar, Proctor & Gamble, Airbus and many more.
Her life is a continuing series of doing what conventional thinking says she simply can’t – from competing in three marathons on three consecutive days to hell runners and triathlons; finding the courage to enter the boxing ring twice and the physical resolve to conquer two of the world’s highest mountains. Little wonder that her interactive keynotes inspire taking action, and to believe you can because you can. With Penny in your corner, you can and will.
The author of ‘World Class Thinking, World Class Behaviour’ and ‘Take Control of Your Life’, Penny is a descendent of George Mallory, widely believed to be the first man to conquer Mt. Everest. If you’re ready to change, determined to move forward, committed to unleashing your best and realising all that you dream,
Penny Mallory will partner in your success with coaching, keynotes and workshops igniting psychologically powered performance.
Mental Toughness **
World Class Thinking – Word Class Behaviour
The Psychology of Success & Performance
Building & Leading a World Class Team
Behavioural and Culture Change
Creating High Performance Teams
Thriving In difficult times
** Penny is accredited and licensed to use the AQR ‘Mental Toughness Questionnaire’ and ‘Mental Toughness for Leadership’ family of products, which enables her to put teams and individuals through questionnaires and produce reports that identify areas for developing their individual and team mental toughness. Penny is also a Mental Toughness Coach.
“Penny’s content was completely on theme and she delivered our objectives perfectly. She was very well received by the audience and her content was interesting to the audience. Many commented they would have liked to hear more of her and that 30 mins was not enough! BAE Systems
“Penny was absolutely fantastic. Her story and message were strong in content and impact and many have said that she gave them a great deal of food for thought. An inspirational and brilliant speaker” Kalzip for the 16th Annual Teamkal Conference
‘We’re building a new Hotels team here at Aprirose, and we needed a half-year energy & momentum boost. We made the perfect choice – Penny was amazing! Every member of our team was super-engaged for the entire session, and Penny’s own story is nothing short of inspirational” Aprirose Real Estate Investment
‘Penny was fantastically entertaining and her story was so inspiring. She had the audience engaged from the very start and her story resonated with them very well. Penny’s name was appeared numerous times in the comments section titled “Best part of the event” Action for Children
“Penny covered some fascinating topics in her speeches and received a great reaction from our guests. Due to unexpected day at sea, she was able to give an additional Lecture, delivered with thanks and well attended. Penny is an excellent speaker, we would be pleased to welcome her back to speak on board again soon.” Cunard
“We wanted something motivational and inspiring yet entertaining and humorous and Penny’s story certainly met all our requirements. Our mainly male dominated audience largely enjoyed Penny’s speech and were surprised and inspired by the challenges she has overcome.” Knights Brown
“Penny’s life story was interesting and inspiring; her presentation was professional and entertaining and she tailored it well to our audience. Penny’s slides complimented the presentation well and she kindly spent time after the event chatting to some of our guests, which was a real bonus.” Action Medical Research
“Penny's presentation at the Reed New Deal launch, was a huge success with all our candidates. We greatly appreciated the way that you pitched your talk at just the right point, encouraging people to get out there and make it happen for themselves.”
“Penny was awesome, so inspirational. A great storyteller, with fabulous wit and humour. She went down so well, people were absolutely buzzing afterwards. I would certainly recommend Penny to anyone else looking for inspiration on driving world class performance.” Group HR Director, Human Resources, Cox Automotive
“Penny has presence and credibility on camera that few presenters can enjoy so naturally, with an enviable ability to deliver complex and technical issues in a straightforward and easy to understand way. She is a joy to work with – full of creative ideas, great fun to have around and entirely professional. Her ability to deliver her pieces to camera in one take is legendary. I should know, we filmed 67 episodes together!”
“I was fortunate to book Penny to speak at one of the business to business events which we organise. If you take away the glitz of the international rally driving and the TV presenting you are left with a story which is … informative, uplifting, motivational and fascinating. Add back the rally driving and TV presenting, and you have a great presentation from a great speaker. If you get the chance to hear Penny speak or book her for one of your events…grab it.”
“I have heard only high praise from all our members for your speech at our Annual Dinner – it struck chords with many in the room, in particular your drive to achieve your goals. We felt that you judged the audience extremely well and held them spell-bound.”
“Penny was a very inspirational speaker, hitting just the right chord with our audience.”
“We have a wide range of audiences and they are quite discerning but Penny always delivers exactly the right mix of humour and inspirational material. She is one of a rare group of public speakers who really connects with the audience and delivers something very special.”
“Penny was wonderfully entertaining, informative and struck entirely the right tone with BlackBerry's audience – brilliant stuff!”
“Penny had the students on the edge of their seats, they were spellbound. She was amazing and I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend her.”
“I would like to pass on my thanks for the course over the last 2 days. I found it to be the most enjoyable course I have ever attended, and whilst the content contributed to that, most of it was down to the way you delivered it and your overall enthusiasm for the subject matter and the course attendees.”
“Penny's presentation is hugely inspiring and entertaining”
“Listening to and appreciating many motivational speakers is part of my job. I heard Penny Mallory speaking with and engaging year 8 learners recently; it was a large event hosted at Charlton Athletic as part of raising aspirations for learners in Bexley. She was outstanding- one of the best three I have ever heard.”
“.. the 350 young people were stimulated and engaged by your presentation. For them to be able to hear how you were able to challenge yourself o achieve your dreams was eye-opening …It was especially good for them to hear a positive message from an adult who can relate to the younger generation so easily. They will, we hope, be inspired to see that they too can follow in your footsteps, be it in rallying, boxing or other aspects of life. Your professionalism, sense of humour and unflustered sense of purpose shone through during the day. We would thoroughly recommend you to anyone seeking to raise the aspirations of teenagers.”
Pete Le Bas, London Borough of Bexley
“Penny was our After Dinner Speaker at our annual Gala Dinner and she was brilliant, we had fantastic feedback and were thrilled with her talk- she was a great speaker but just as important, she was great fun to have at our dinner.”
“As a conference organiser I see hundreds of Keynote Speakers every year. Penny is one of the best! ”
Penny's Showreel 2020 – https://youtu.be/nf7cHlsUKVk
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