Penny Mallory – Keynote Speaker

Former Rally Champion & Leading Authority on Mental Toughness

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Specialist Subjects

  • Mental Toughness: The One Thing That Changes Everything
  • Mindset
  • Why the Mentally Tough Thrive
  • Creating Exceptional Confidence
  • Increasing Resilience for Powerful Results
  • Enlightened Leadership
  • Moving from Ambition to Achievement
  • Team Performance
  • Building & Leading a World Class Team
  • World Class Thinking – Word Class Behaviour
  • Ai NEEDS Mental Toughness - Artificial intelligence and the tough human touch


  • English


Penny Mallory is a leading Authority on Mental Toughness.

Mental Toughness is a personality trait, that can everyone can develop. With Mental Toughness you have increased resilience, confidence, focus, determination and commitment. This enables you to manage stress and pressure, take challenges in your stride, and quickly bounce back from setbacks. Are your people facing extreme stress and pressure, insane targets and ambitious deadlines? 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.

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 Mallory’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 selfbelief 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 Ocean. 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 Mallory 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.

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Mental Toughness: The One Thing That Changes Everything

Penny Mallory is a former Rally Champion and the first and only woman in the world to drive a World Rally Car for Ford. Although her interest began with automotive performance, her passion quickly shifted to human performance, personal development and specifically Mental Toughness. What is Mental Toughness? It’s a personality trait, that everyone can develop, that increases your ability to manage stress, pressure, chaos and crisis. We all get stressed, and we all get anxious but some of us manage it better than others.

Now, as a leading Authority on Mental Toughness, Penny will talk about how she beat incredible odds to become a Rally Champion, and how you can develop your confidence, sense of control, level of commitment and your ability to see every challenge as an opportunity.

Your Mental Toughness is the one thing that will change everything.


Against all the odds Penny Mallory made her childhood dream come true when she became the first woman in the world to compete in a World Rally Car for Ford in the World Rally Championship. She remains the only woman to have achieved this.

Not bad considering she was a teenage runaway and spent 3 years homeless in London. Penny attributes her success to having learned how to build and harness mental toughness.

She now teaches her Mental Toughness formula to help people develop confidence, resilience, commitment, determination and focus so that they can build powerful, successful teams and organisations. Teams will be able to meet insane targets, crazy deadlines and thrive under extreme pressure.

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