As a former Rally Champion and World Rally Championship competitor, Penny became the first woman ever to compete in a World Rally Car, the equivalent of an off road Formula 1 car.
Penny is 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 2016
A highly sought after motivational speaker and conference host Penny also works in schools and prisons to help young people get their life on track. 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. A mother of two she still finds time to set herself a new challenge each year to test her own comfort zone. Last year she completed 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. Penny is currently training to become the first British woman to complete 7 marathons on 7 days on 7 continents. Loan of private jet sought – seriously!
“ … content and delivery of her speech was excellent and the warmth of her personality shone through” Managing Director, Roberts Limbrick Architects 2016
“a very inspirational speaker, hitting just the right chord with our audience.” Corporation of London
“Penny was wonderfully entertaining, informative and struck entirely the right tone with BlackBerry’s audience – brilliant stuff!” Greville Waterman, Head of Business Development, 141 Sport & Entertainment
“I would like to pass on my thanks for the course over the last 2 days. I found it to be the most enjoyable course I have ever attended, and whilst the content contributed to that, most of it was down to the way you delivered it and your overall enthusiasm for the subject matter and the course attendees.” Manager, Distributed Services Group
“You were just what we expected. Professional, charming, humorous and you did a great job at our Hawaiian sales conference.” Nortel Networks
“Listening to and appreciating many motivational speakers is part of my job …. She was outstanding- one of the best three I have ever heard.” Paul Lawrence, Director KPMG
“As a conference organiser I see hundreds of Keynote Speakers every year. Penny is one of the best! ” Rebecca Cadman-Jones
“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
“I was fortunate to book Penny to speak at one of the business to business events which we organise. If you take away the glitz of the international rally driving and the TV presenting you are left with a story which is … informative, uplifting, motivational and fascinating. Add back the rally driving and TV presenting, and you have a great presentation from a great speaker. If you get the chance to hear Penny speak or book her for one of your events…grab it.” Shaun Jardine, Brethertons LLP
“I have heard only high praise from all our members for your speech at our Annual Dinner – it struck chords with many in the room, in particular your drive to achieve your goals. We felt that you judged the audience extremely well and held them spell-bound.” ESBC Annual Dinner
Matthew Willetts MA is the Director of Comicus who has over 35 years experience in television, film, theatre, and comedy club/cabaret entertainment, working as a performer, screenwriter, producer and agent. He lectured at Southampton Solent University in Comedy, Screenwriting, Television, Theatre & Radio. Matthew can sometimes be seen and heard on TV & Radio and often quoted in the national press and media publications. As well as speaking regularly at festivals and industry conferences, he has been a judge at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and the Montreux Television Festival.
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