Penny Mallory

Former Rally Champion and Psychological Performance Coach

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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 Keynote ‘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.

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.

Speech Topics

World Class Thinking > World Class Behaviour

Penny can offer:
• 40-60 minute Keynote
• 30 min or 1 hour Breakout session
• 2hr - 1 day Workshop
• Consulting with teams/individuals

You can't afford to think and behave anything less than World Class if you want to compete, thrive and win in today’s ultra competitive, fast paced business world. But how can you achieve this? What makes the best people and organisations stand out? Just what is the secret of their success?

Penny shows 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.

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

Unleashing the Psychology of Success
By learning how to develop winning habits and a winning mindset you’ll think – and perform – like a champion.

Avoiding the Balanced Mediocrity Trap
Extraordinary results require our time and energy focused on what matters most, to make the impossible possible.

Get Comfortable Being Uncomfortable
What makes us uncomfortable can summon our best, building confidence and self-esteem.

Maximised Reward Requires Managing Risk
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!

Marginal Change Powers Amazing Results
Seemingly marginal improvements may seem like baby steps, but at the elite level, these thoughtful but modest changes are the fine-tuning that transforms your performance for the better.

The Genesis of World Class Teams
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 team mates to believe in themselves, put the team first and aspire to excellence.

Accelerate through Change to Victory
Don’t fear change, embrace it, accelerate through it. Doing that makes impossible, possible.

It’s Time to Put Self-Limitations Behind
Redefine your potential with an all new resolve to harness your full potential and unleash what’s no longer trapped inside and is no longer holding you back.

Believe in Non-Stop Innovation
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.


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.

Paul Lawrence, Director KPMG.

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.

Shaun Jardine, Brethertons LLP.

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!

Ron Fisher, Television Producer.

Penny's presentation at the Reed New Deal launch, was a huge success with all our candidates. We greatly appreciated the way that she pitched her talk at just the right point, encouraging people to get out there and make it happen for themselves.

Reed Employment.

As a host Penny Mallory is truly professional with a relaxed, controlled approach. As an individual her achievements just amaze me.

Katherine Aitken - Executive Director, Service Network North East.

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 Coca Cola Enterprises

Penny Mallory was perfect for our awards dinner and an absolute dream to deal with. I give her 10 out of 10!

Gillian Page, Corporate Events Scotland.

We were really pleased with the motivational presentation given to our sales team, Penny Mallory was without doubt the best speaker we have had to date

Life Plus.

Books and DVDs

Clients often ask about purchasing books for giveaways and delegate packs. Below you’ll find a selection of products by Penny Mallory. Click the images to view on Amazon's website. For bulk orders, please speak with your Booking Agent.

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