The face of ITV4's The Used Car Roadshow, Penny Mallory is a highly respected female motoring journalist and expert in the UK. After becoming The National Ladies Champion Rally Driver, Penny went on to become one of the World's top rally drivers and team captains. Drawing on examples of world-class thinking and world-class behaviour, Penny inspires and entertains as an engaging after dinner speaker and awards host.
Penny Mallory is a former WRC and National Rally Champion, TV Presenter, Mental Toughness Expert and Team Performance Coach & Keynote Speaker.
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.
Penny is an expert on developing Mental Toughness; the ability to deal with the stress and pressure of life. The Mentally Tough prosper in this world, and the mentally sensitive are at risk of suffering from mental illness.
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 mental toughness, and 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.
It is these experiences that have made her keynotes acclaimed international favourites for many of the world’s most powerful and storied brands, including BAE Systems, Coca-Cola, Grand Vision, Waitrose, Tesco, Telefonica, Klesch, Sony, 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 and mental 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.
Sharing the ups and downs of her story and the incredible feats she has achieved, Penny is not only a brilliant speaker but also an adept awards host too.