Penny Mallory



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.

With AI all the rage, Penny has developed her response. She points out that AI doesn't possess emotions or consciousness in the way humans do, but both AI and Mentally Tough people are masters of resilience, adaptability, persistence, pressure handling and dealing with uncertainty; all essential for success in today’s challenging business environment.

Penny Mallory delivers this entertaining, interactive and transformational insight into how and why you can’t afford to ignore the importance of developing Mental Toughness when dealing with AI. She will tell her own story of how she built her Mental Toughness, Penny will show how we can all develop our Mental Toughness and will challenge the delegates to complete tasks that will immediately transform their mindset, attitude and approach.

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.

Since lockdown she’s been doing lots of online webinars for companies, helping people to adjust to the new normal and getting CEOs to create the support teams need to allow their creativity to flourish even when working remotely.

He current keynote that she delivers virtually is titled "Bouncing Back". She can present a half day workshop or tailor her speech to your requirements


Facing the ‘new world of work’ with renewed Mental Toughness

The world is heading for a whole new chapter as it begins to emerge from the pandemic, and exciting though this chapter is, inevitably a whole new set of challenges, opportunities, changes and hurdles will present themselves for your business and your people.

Inevitably weary, some are perhaps grieving, and for many the idea of embracing new ways of working and rising to the challenges of the 'new world' add a whole new layer of pressure. 

If your businesses is to prosper your people will need to be firing on all cylinders and mentally tough enough to be able to perform at the peak of their abilities, stand up to the pressures, deliver on the targets and meet the ambitious deadlines. 

Overview of half day workshop

There are 4 aspects to Mental Toughness, and each is explored in this interactive and experiential 3.5 hour virtual workshop. The participants will be able to explore each aspect fully, develop their own personal plan of action, as well as one for their team where relevant, and be able to learn from each other. 

Each will leave with a range of tools and techniques that will enable them to achieve both personal and team Mental Toughness and develop renewed energy that will enable them to fully embrace this 'new world' and achieve the high performance your business needs. 

This workshop is available to absolutely everyone in your organisation… Mental Toughness is a critical quality everyone benefits from! 

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.

Penny delivered a Speaker Taster Session for us on Tuesday 2 June 2020- Click here for more details:

 "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 Manager, Kalzip for the 16th Annual Teamkal Conference
"Penny was well received by the delegates at our International conference. She was extremely positive and informative and everyone thoroughly enjoyed what she has to say as it left them with many things to ponder on, especially to never give up. On a personal level, Penny was charming and interesting in all our dealings with her."  
Rotary International
"I really found your story fascinating and I am very inspired by your determination and ambition. The feedback forms were extremely positive and everyone seemed to gain something from the day. You consistently scored 10 out of 10 on the feedback forms, one commented that your talk was the most motivating he had ever heard. Another said it was good to listen to a real story that was both interesting and entertaining." 
Project Leader, IGD Leading Edge

"We were really pleased with the motivational presentation given to our sales team, she was without doubt the best speaker we have had to date."  
 Life Plus

"Penny was delightful to work with and did a great job of facilitating over our two day conference".  
Life Insurance Association

"Now I know what 'motivational' speaker means - and you're it! You really helped launch our environmentally friendly vehicles, we were most impressed with your enthusiasm". 
Head of Environment & Leisure, City of Westminster

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