Penny Mallory is one of the most successful women Rally Drivers and the first woman in the world to compete in a World Rally Car (the Formula One of Rallying). She presented ITV’s ‘The Used Car Roadshow’ and consumer reports for Daybreak and BBC Breakfast. Penny is one of the few women in the world of motoring who is respected as a genuine expert.
Penny presented 5 series of Channel 4’s ‘Driven’, one TV’s most popular and successful car programmes and has fronted Channel 4’s ‘World Rally Championship’, ‘Accident Blackspots’ and Discovery’s ‘Classic Car Club’, amongst many others.
She is a qualified Performance Coach and Sports Psychologist and works with large organisations, teams (including Formula 1), individuals and world class athletes on their attitude, approach and mental performance. Penny is a consultant to many businesses and also hosts workshops focusing on leadership and performance. She has an excellent reputation for inspiring people, through speeches, workshops and her consultancy and is in great demand across Europe.
Despite being told she was the ‘wrong sex’ and ‘too old’ to rally she became a Rally Champion. Her unique and inspirational story shows there is no limit to what you can achieve with will determination, focus and commitment.
She was nearly 16 stone at one point in her life and now takes her physical fitness very seriously. She is currently training for her first Triathlon. She is also a boxer, polo player and mountaineer – recently completing a successful ascent of the tough North face of Europe’s highest mountain, Mount Elbrus. Because she has her own ‘fat story’ Penny was always keen to create an innovative weight loss product that really works, and so the Mallory Band was launched in 2013, and is a runaway global success!
Every year Penny pushes herself to achieve something she never thought she could. As a sought after Motivational Speaker, Penny shares the ups and downs of her story, inspiring audiences to achieve great things for themselves. Her highly top selling self development book ‘Take Control of Your Life’ has received outstanding reviews, including one from Brian Ashton MBE, England Rugby Head Coach, and has sat at No 2 in two Amazon categories.
Penny has an unusual and inspirational story. At just fourteen years of age she left home, and never returned. She found herself in London, seeking a better life, but spent nearly 2 years in homeless hostels. As her life span completely out of control, she realised that to change her situation she would have to take control of her life, and in time worked her way to becoming a sound engineer and a graphic artist. A chance event allowed her to realise a childhood dream of driving a rally car and she was hooked.
Penny is an active supporter of her two charities: Barnardo’s and Crisis.
“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 – November 2011
“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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