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Penny Mallory

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.


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’s speaking topics include –

  • Mental Toughness **
  • World Class Thinking – Word Class Behaviour
  • The Psychology of Success & Performance
  • Building & Leading a World Class Team
  • Behavioural and Culture Change
  • High Performing Teams
  • Creating High Performance Teams
  • Thriving In difficult times
  • Innovative Thinking
  • Communication

** Penny is accredited and licensed to use the AQR ‘Mental Toughness Questionnaire’ and ‘Mental Toughness for Leadership’ family of products, which enables her to put teams and individuals through questionnaires and produce reports that identify areas for developing their individual and team mental toughness. Penny is also a Mental Toughness Coach.


Penny has put together some online presentations that help to support the wellbeing and mental health of organisations, critical to navigating through these uncertain times.

After speaking with the event organiser to get a better understanding of the company, Penny can create a Mental Toughness Programme via a series of bespoke podcasts, live keynote sessions and/or 1:1 mental toughness and resilience coaching.


Coronavirus Recovery
Mental Health
Winning Mindset/performance
Women in Business


We have worked with Matthew for many years and will continue to do so. His knowledge of the Speaker Market and ability to interpret our clients requirements is quite exceptional.

He is incredibly thorough in his approach and always goes that extra mile to ensure everything is exactly as required.

I am always happy working with Matthew, he has great credibility, he is very diverse in his ability to make things happen.

Matthew Fisher and I have worked together for many number of years. I have always found Matt to be honest, good natured and willing to work hard always carefully selecting the best appearances to suit my personality and lifestyle. The work Matthew has delivered for me over the years has varied from schools, colleges, attending film premiers, guest speaking  to name a few all of which I have lots of memories and thoroughly enjoyed.