Penny Mallory: Biography highlights

Penny Mallory is a leading Authority on Mental Toughness. The Mentally Tough thrive in this world, and everyone can develop their Mental Toughness: confidence, focus, determination and commitment.

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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.

In today’s ever more competitive environment where only the best will do, Penny Mallory has perfected the art of Psychologically-Powered Performance to bring out the very best in us.

No secret sauce or overused buzzwords, for championship teams (including F1) to top organisations, from individuals and workshops to International audiences, her engagingly authentic but wildly entertaining vision of optimised performance and positive change sets her apart.

Penny’s expert understanding of how our thinking affects our behaviour is brought together in her Keynotes ‘Accelerate your Mental Toughness’ and ‘World Class Thinking > World Class Behaviour’. Penny makes it real, accessible, and inspires life-changing and sustainable results.

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.



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After Dinner Engagement
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Penny Mallory, Keynote Speaker
Penny Mallory, Keynote Speaker
Penny Mallory Keynote Speaker 2019
Penny Mallory Keynote Speaker 2019
Carrot Events

“Penny was formidable and you could not hear a pin drop during her talk. She was incredible. We will be booking her again I am sure in the very near future. Fully recommend folks book her what an inspiration.”

Faiza Shafeek
Coca Cola Enterprises

“Penny wowed our Coca-Cola team. She inspired everyone, and cleverly weaved together personal anecdotes with live feedback from the audience. She made a real difference to our event. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Penny for any corporate event”

Simon Miles
Digital Director

“Penny opened our annual partner’s conference last year and was brilliant; thought provoking and inspirational. Conference delegates were engaged from the start and the mood continued for the duration. She will be a hard act to follow this year.”

Gary Corbett
Head of CharterGroup
Air Products

“Penny was excellent, a real professional, and was able to hold our audience’s attention is a very engaging and powerful way. They were thrilled with the investment AP chose to make and both Tim and I were thrilled with our choice with Penny. We did immediately feedback to Penny and our thoughts and reflections remain just as strong having slept on it.”

BAE Systems

“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!”  

Mel Bunting
British Franchise Association

“The content of Penny’s presentation was inspiring and emotive and linked into the key themes of our conference. It definitely met our objectives. The audience were completely engaged and some were clearly moved by Penny’s presentation. Outstanding.”

Aprirose Real Estate Investment

“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” 

Kym Kapadia
Avon and Somerset Police

“I just wanted to say how much I was inspired by your talk; it was such a shame that you weren’t able to cover everything you wanted to in the time you had. I could have listened to you all day, you were so engaging.” 

Sally Filer
TXM/2XM Group of Companies

“During a recent event I had the pleasure to hear Penny speak, I found her thoroughly engaging and fascinating, In fact I was totally fixated. As with all good stories it’s the way its delivered that you truly get a real insight into someone’s life, Penny didn’t fail to deliver with passion and professionalism. I highly recommend her as a speaker!”

Gary Lincoln
Jobshop UK Ltd

“The first time I heard Penny present I knew we had to book her for one of our events. Penny is an inspiring speaker with an interesting story which she delivers in a humorous and animated way. Penny’s numerous professional and personal achievements make her an ideal speaker for any corporate event and her style would appeal to a wide audience.”

Tracey Wood
Black and White Events

“Penny was excellent! A joy to work with. Her presentation was extremely motivational and was given excellent feedback by all the attendees. She is extremely professional and takes the time to get the message just right”

Gary Pither
Cox Automotive

“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.”

Rotary Conference 2018

“Penny gave one of the best if not the best motivational talks I have attended – she has the ability to not only inspire an audience but to totally interact with them, and I suspect everybody came away wanting to improve. The ovation at the end combined with the many questions asked indicated the interest and attention from the audience….testament of a professional speaker and presenter. Any organisation or event would certainly benefit from her experience of life  and combined with the gift of communication – she is a great choice of speaker for any conference.”

Kalzip for the 16th Annual Teamkal Conference

“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” 

Marketing Manage
Action for Children

“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” 

Nick Jones

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