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Former Rally Champion and Leading Authority on Mental Toughness
As a leading authority on Mental Toughness, Penny Mallory is one of the UK’s top female motivational speakers, drawing from her years of experience in Motorsport as a Rally Driver, TV Presenter and Performance Coach. Against all the odds Penny transformed her life form a runaway homeless teenager to became the first (and remains the only) woman in the world to compete in a World Rally Car, for the Ford Motor Company.
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What Penny Mallory's clients say
"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."
"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"
"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."
"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."
"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!"
"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."
"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"
"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."
"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!"
"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."
"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"
"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."
"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."
"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"
"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"
"WOW, so inspirational. Thank you so much for sharing. It certainly has challenged me to be 100% committed to my goals. Loved listening to you today"
"Thank you Penny for sharing your fantastic story but also your lessons and guidance on how to succeed in challenging times. Each of us took different things away and we look forward to trying the challenges you set us!"
"It was a brilliant session Penny. Thank you so much. Lots of inspired young people and lots of cold showers the next day"
"Really enjoyed the talk this morning Penny, very inspiring and honest, not like the usual bish bash bosh motivational sermon."
"Great speaker. Honest and from the heart. Truly motivational."
"We invited Penny to speak at our annual conference, which we put on every year to thank our lovely customers in Ireland. She was funny, insightful, thoroughly inspiring and a delight to work with. We’ve had wonderful feedback from our customers about Penny’s keynote and I would highly recommend her as a speaker for any event which needs a high point!"
"Penny delivered a Keynote at our Sales and Marketing conference and wowed the audience. She provided inspiration as well as excellent practical advice. She cleverly weaved together personal anecdotes with live feedback from the audience and made a real difference to our event. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Penny for any corporate event."
"I was spellbound by Penny’s keynote and it’s really given me the boost I needed to refocus on a couple of goals. I just wanted to say a big thank you from me for making an immediate difference to my attitude.. I know your session got a fantastic score and I look forward to following you."
"We contacted Penny after a colleague saw an amazing session delivered by Penny. Her content was great for the team to develop skills of confidence and mental toughness – especially in our current climate, with so much stress and pressure. The bitesize content was easy to consume and the storytelling."
Penny Mallory's 2023 biography
About Penny Mallory
Penny works with people, teams and organisations that are under extreme stress and pressure, facing insane targets and ambitious deadlines to develop confidence, resilience, determination, motivation and focus.
The Mentally Tough thrive in this world, and everyone can develop their Mental Toughness.
Motorsport and TV fans know her as the first and only woman to drive a World Rally Car for Ford Motor Company in the World Rally Championship. 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 great heart and courage to keep going and maintain 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 you.
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 the 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 Microsoft, Google Cloud, Santander, 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.
Penny is a TEDX speaker, and author of ‘World Class Thinking, World Class Behaviour’ and ‘Take Control of Your Life’.
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.
Penny is living proof that building and developing Mental Toughness are vital if you are to thrive. Not only has she competed in the World Rally Championship, she has run multiple marathons, climbed the worlds highest summits, and fought in two boxing matches, amongst many other things!
Penny is a Qualified Psychological Performance Coach, Mental Toughness expert and Master practitioner in CBT.
Penny Mallory's 2023 talks & topics
Penny Mallory's 2023 speaking fees
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