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Penny Mallory

Motorsport and TV fans know Penny as the first and only woman to drive a World Rally Car. She knows how to compete and beat the odds, but she also knows top performance requires much 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.


About Penny Mallory

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 ‘The one thing that will change everything : Mental Toughness’ 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 Microsoft, Google Cloud, Santander, Coca-Cola, Nat West, Waitrose, Tesco, Telefonica, RoadChef, Sony, CitiBank, 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 Rally Driving at the highest level, competing in multiple marathons, enter the boxing ring twice, conquering two of the world’s highest mountains….and now she is preparing to row the Atlantic in Dec 2023. 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, author of ‘365 Ways to Develop Mental Toughness’, ’World Class Thinking, World Class Behaviour’ and ‘Take Control of Your Life’.

If you’re looking for a speaker that will ignite enthusiasm, inspire change, deepen commitment and determination, you may have found the right speaker for your event.

To book Penny Mallory, contact The Speakers Agency on +44(0)1332 810481 or email

Speech Topics

Penny’s keynotes can be tailored to cover a huge variety topics, including but not limited to:

  • Risk Management
  • Innovation
  • Persistence
  • Effective communication
  • The Psychology of Success
  • Mental Toughness
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"Penny is a world class speaker and the feedback from our guests was incredible. Her engaging and inspiring talk had clear takeaways that created real value for everyone there. A delight to work with and a must for any audience looking to make themselves better!"

"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 script just right."

"Penny attended our Sales and Marketing conference and wowed the audience. She provided inspiration as well as 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."


"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."

Cax Automotive

"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."

British Franchise Association

"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."

Air Products

"Penny was fantastic to work with, before, during, and after a corporate event and dinner. She provided an entertaining, open and honest view on what it takes to lift you performance to the highest level. Our staff were highly engaged and there was a good level of banter in the room. People were left to make their own links to their work and family life. Penny met our brief and I would not hesitate to recommend to others."

Applied Card Technologies

"Penny spoke with ease and great humour about her life and career at our event. She tailored her messaging to our needs and was able to provide her perspective on the themes central to the work. Further, she was a pleasure to collaborate with. I’d recommend her to anyone."

Airbus University

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