Penny Mallory is Key Note Speaker who mixes presenting TV shows, Motivational Speaking and Performance Coaching. Penny became one of the UK’s top rally drivers, and was the first woman in the world to compete in a World Rally Car, and was a National Rally Champion. Penny spent time as a TV precision stunt driver, playing both ‘Nicole and Papa’ in the iconic Renault Clio commercials. Alongside Channel 4’s massively successful Driven, Penny presented Channel 4’s critically acclaimed World Rally Championship as well as the Channel 4 series Accident Black Spots and is a regular on GMTV, BBC Breakfast, This Morning, and currently presents Classic Gear and The Used Car Roadshow.
Penny is sought after for motivating audiences all over the world. Her experience as a trained counsellor and Performance Coach, enables her to work with students, prisoners, business and sports people to help them to achieve their goals. In her first book Take Control, Penny describes how you too can take Take Control of your life. Penny’s character was no doubt shaped during her early teens, when she ran away from home and lived in hostels for homeless kids in London. Her sheer determination to survive on her own terms, and her will to succeed at what ever she puts her mind to have enabled her to motivate and inspire others, both in business and sport. Penny’s life was out of control, until she had a defining moment that threw her into the world of Rallying, where control is everything.
She has a natural ability to communicate, with a unique flair and humour, and has a passion for helping others overcome whatever obstacles lay in their path. Her unique and inspirational story shows that there is no limit to what you can achieve with focus, determination and commitment. Penny is a passionate athlete — she is a long distance cross country runner, has completed the London marathon, plays polo and is an undefeated welter weight boxer.