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Penny Mallory

TV presenter, former rally champion, performance coach and acclaimed international motivational speaker.  Penny’s key themes include mental toughness, mindset and resilience.

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As a former Rally Champion and World Rally Championship competitor, motivational speaker, Penny Mallory, became the first woman ever to compete in a World Rally Car (the equivalent of an off road Formula 1 car).

Penny has enjoyed successful as an expert automotive broadcaster she has fronted numerous programmes including Channel 4’s Driven, ITV’s The Used Car Roadshow, and Discovery’s Classic Car Show. She reports live for ITV’s Daybreak and BBC Breakfast.


In her top selling book Take Control Of Your Life Penny Mallory uses her driving successes as analogies of how you can transform your life. In 9 Special Stages she shows you how to identify goals, design strategies and have the mental discipline to achieve them, charting her life from homeless teenager to successful businesswoman. Her latest publication is World Class Thinking, World Class Behaviour – adopt a winning mind set to get what you want.

Ongoing challenges

Penny regularly sets herself new challenges to test her own comfort zone. Her adventures include completing an expedition to Europe’s highest mountain, Mount Elbrus, taking the tough route via the remote north face. She is also a boxer, marathon runner and active supporter of her two chosen charities Barnardo’s and Crisis.  In December 2023 Penny will be rowing the Atlantic with 3 other incredible women. This will be a 3000 mile row, 2 hours on, 2 hours off for about 40 days. The ultimate test of physical and mental toughness! Once again Penny is practicing what she preaches, and this is the ultimate test of physical and mental toughness.

Motivational speaker

A highly sought after motivational speaker and conference host Penny also works in schools and prisons to help people get their life on track.  A key theme of Penny’s presentations is resilience and mental toughness.

Penny’s passion for working with elite sports people to help them ‘get their head in the right place’ has led to her working with top golfers and racing drivers to significantly improve their mental performance when competing. She is a qualified Sports Psychologist and Performance Coach.

Feedback on her presentations includes

Penny gave a marvellous talk and was a great choice to give out our awards”. Investors In People Dinner

Penny’s presentation at the Reed New Deal launch was a huge success with all our candidates. We greatly appreciated the way that you pitched your talk at just the right point, encouraging people to get out there and make it happen for themselves”. Reed Employment

“Penny was a very inspirational speaker, hitting just the right chord with our audience”. Corporation of London

“I reckon Penny was the best Motivational Speaker I have ever heard… and I have heard a lot!” Cornelis van der Graaf, Grand Vision Conference, Tenerife

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