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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“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.”
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”
“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!”
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”
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.”
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!”
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.”
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”
“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”
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”
Penny's speaking topics
Increase Mental Toughness - Transform Performance
The Mentally Tough prosper and succeed in today’s fast pace of change and innovation. Increasing resilience, focus, confidence and attitude transforms performance and profitability. With increased Mental Toughness we can learn to manage the stress and pressures we all face. Unleashing the Psychology of Success Success really is achievable for everyone, but because the challenges and obstacles that must be overcome are won and lost in our minds, success requires a winning mindset. By learning how to develop winning habits you’ll think – and perform – like a champion. Avoiding the Balanced Mediocrity Trap Expecting extraordinary results from a life in the middle of the road is a path to mediocrity. Ironically, seeking balance in everything short-changes everything. Extraordinary results require our time and energy focused on what matters most, to make the impossible possible. Get Comfortable Being Uncomfortable From childhood most of us have been taught to resist and avoid uncomfortable at all costs, but it’s a best/worst case example of well-intentioned misguided advice. This is, because what makes us uncomfortable can summon our best, building confidence and self-esteem. Maximised Reward Requires Managing Risk Playing it safe and refusing to leave your comfort zone may be a recipe for failure, but risk is scary. Champions learn to open their minds to possibilities, managing risk and leveraging it to their advantage. There is no loss; you’ll succeed or learn from it, and both are big wins!?
Behavioural and Culture Change
World-class thinking, world-class behaviour
Thinking and performing at the highest level requires breaking free of our self-imposed limitations and adopting World Class basics: The proven fundamentals of Championship Behaviour. When you do, you’ll discover truly extraordinary results are within your reach. • 40-60 minute Keynote • 30 min or 1 hour Breakout session • 2hr – 1 day Workshop • Consulting with teams/individuals To thrive in today’s ultra competitive, fast paced business world, we need to drive meaningful change within ourselves and everyone around us. You can’t afford to think and behave anything less than World Class if you want to compete, thrive and win. But how can you achieve this? What makes the best people and organisations stand out? Just what is the secret of their success? The good news is that the top performers don’t possess any magic formulas or gifts that you can’t possess. They simply employ a few World Class basics. World Class Thinking and World Class Behaviour starts with your mindset. With the right attitude, approach and mindset you will optimise your commitment, talent, creativity, opportunity and results. Being World Class is a choice. Is it a choice you can afford not to make? Delegates will be challenged to think about: • How your thinking affects your behaviour • You can do it the F1 way • Why risk is essential to success • Without continual innovation, you’ll be in reverse • How to build relentless persistence • A great attitude is the powerful fuel • Seek to DISprove your own self-limiting beliefs • Accelerate skill through deliberate practice • Why you must get comfortable feeling uncomfortable • How Rally Drivers have nailed effective communication
Get Comfortable Being Uncomfortable
From childhood most of us have been taught to resist and avoid uncomfortable at all costs, but it’s a best/worst case example of well-intentioned misguided advice. This is, because what makes us uncomfortable can summon our best, building confidence and self-esteem.
The Genesis of World Class Teams
Learn how to take your team higher, faster and keep them there. At the heart of every great team is a leader with the vision and skills that see beyond Me to We. They‘ve learned how to inspire teammates to believe in themselves, put the team first and aspire to excellence.
Believe in Non-Stop Innovation
It’s the secret to staying ahead, not falling behind, by continuously shifting into a higher gear, turning ambition into achievement. Instead of settling, find the courage to demand more and create a culture of innovation that doesn’t look for the future in the rearview mirror.
Leadership and teamwork
Penny challenges conventional thinking on how leaders and teams become truly effective. Having worked inside a Formula 1 team as a Performance Coach she shares her experience and stories of how genuinely effective leadership and teamwork can transform an organisation. Leaders rarely show the empathy required to build a strong team, and they rarely ask the most important questions of all: ‘What is your personal purpose/ Why are you here? Knowing and understanding the purpose of every individual team member is the starting point of a meaningful and powerful team. Penny identifies the most important elements of a successful team (vision, purpose, planning, practice, passion) and displays how they can be implemented immediately, in business and relationships!
How to adopt a Winning Mindset
Teamwork, Leadership & Communication
Why a Creative Environment is Critical
Building & Leading a World Class Team
Creating High Performance Teams
Unleashing the Psychology of Succes
Maximised Reward Requires Managing Risk
Accelerate through Change to Victory
Making the impossible possible
Penny Mallory tells her story of leaving home at 14, desperate and alone, following a family breakdown. Alcoholism and mental illness in the family proved to be too much for Penny and she close to walk away. After three years of homelessness, she hit rock bottom. In a life changing moment of clarity, she chose to try and enter the world of Rally Driving which had been a childhood dream. Against all the odds, she became the first woman in the World to compete in a Ford Focus World Rally Car for the Ford Rally Team. Her story is funny, though provoking but more than anything, inspiring. Good news – inspiration is infectious!
Building & Leading a High Performance Team
Penny has extensive experience, over 20 years, of competing and coaching inside World Class Teams. She has insights into the diverse worlds including Formula 1, European Golf, International ballet, Olympic boxing and World Rally. She shares the secrets of how great leaders build High Performing teams.
Increasing Confidence and Visualising Success
Turning Ambition into Achievement
What is the Point? Less is more - using clarity to get extraordinary results
Thriving In difﬁcult times
Avoiding the Balanced Mediocrity Trap
Expecting extraordinary results from a life in the middle of the road is a path to mediocrity. Ironically, seeking balance in everything short-changes everything. Extraordinary results require our time and energy focused on what matters most, to make the impossible possible.
Marginal Change Powers Amazing Results
It’s Time to Put Self-Limitations Behind
The Psychology of Success
Open your mind to new possibilities and anything becomes possible. But how would you go about ‘opening your mind’ or start to use ‘flexible thinking’? Penny is a Master Practitioner in CBT and a Performance Coach who works with everyone from world class teams to young offenders, to help them to improve their performance. Penny shares the secrets to changing thought sand behaviours to get what you want in life.
Building a World Class Team
Using Risk to Maximise Reward
Achieving Focus & Purpose
Everest - the incredible story of George Mallory, the first man to conquer Everest, told by his descendant!
1. You have at least 20% more to give
2. Stop innovating at your peril
3. Stop trying to achieve a balance
4. Unchartered territory requires risk
Start to discover how you can make uncomfortable decisions that can lead to big change, real growth and discovery. With flexible and optimistic thinking you will be open to new possibilities. Take a risk. You will either win or learn. There is no loss. And there is no loss in learning. Can you think of a World Champion that got there without taking risks?
5. Change requires something to stop and something to start
6. Your self limiting beliefs are holding you back
7. The magic happens outside your comfort zone
8. Start communicating like a Rally Driver
9. You are your biggest obstacle
If your clients are looking for a speaker that can connect and resonate on this massively important issue, but importantly offer some practical takeaways and tasks for the audience to implement immediately, that will reduce those feelings of stress and anxiety, then Penny can help.
Her 'Mental Toughness' keynotes and workshops will help people to:
- Develop strategies to deliver under intense pressure
- Increase a sense of control, commitment and confidence
- See every challenge as an opportunity
- Develop and sustain Mental Toughness
Building Mental Toughness - confidence, resilience, focus and determination - is now more important than ever.