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 1 of Rallying). As a motoring expert, she has presented many high profile TV shows including the hugely successful Channel 4 show ‘Driven’, ‘World Rally Championship’, ‘The Used Car Roadshow’, ‘Accident Blackspots’, Discovery’s ‘Classic Car Club’, and ‘The Road Show’ amongst many others.
As a Keynote speaker, Conference speaker and Motivational speaker, Penny has an outstanding reputation, and has worked with many blue chip clients including Volkswagen, HPI, Jaguar, BMW, Honda, Metsec, Audi, Proctor & Gamble, Airbus, AutoGlass, P&O, Ford, British Salvage Auction, Sony, Blackberry, Mercedes Benz, Everywoman, Paris Smith, Peugeot, Suzuki, More People, Jenson, ACFO, Nissan, Exchange & Mart, Sheila's Wheels, GM and Equity Insurance.
She is a qualified Performance Coach and Sports Psychologist and consults with large organisations, world class teams (including Formula 1) and individuals on their attitude, approach and mental performance. Penny also hosts workshops focusing on mental approach, team work, communication and performance. She has an excellent reputation for inspiring people, through speeches, break-out sessions, workshops and her consultancy is in great demand across the UK and Europe.
As a sought-after Motivational Speaker, Penny shares the ups and downs of her story, inspiring audiences to achieve greater things for themselves. Despite being told she was the ‘wrong sex’ and ‘too old’, 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.
The story started when Penny was just fourteen. Leaving home and never to return, she found herself in London, seeking a better life, but spent nearly 2 years in homeless hostels. As Penny’s life was by now completely out of control, she realised that she alone could 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.
Despite being nearly 16 stone at one point in her life, Penny now takes her physical fitness very seriously and is currently training for her first Triathlon. She is also a marathon runner, cyclist, boxer, polo player and mountaineer – and completed a successful ascent in 2008 of the tough North face of Europe’s highest mountain, Mount Elbrus. In order to practice what she preaches,every year Penny pushes herself to achieve something she never thought she could.
Her self-development book ‘Take Control of Your Life’ has received outstanding reviews, including one from Brian Ashton MBE (England’s Rugby Head Coach), and reached the #2 ranking in two Amazon.
Penny holds Diplomas in Sports Psychology, Counselling, NLP, Life Coaching and practices as a Performance Coach. She holds a PTLLS Level 3 qualification in Life Long Learning.
Penny is also the founder of the Malory Band, the unique weight loss approach that has sold all around the world.