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Mental Toughness.

  • Why the Mentally Tough thrive.

  • Creating Exceptional Confidence.

  • World Class Thinking.

  • Increasing Resilience for Powerful Results.

  • Enlightened Leadership.

  • Moving from Ambition to Achievement.

Penny Mallory is a leading Authority on Mental Toughness.


Mental Toughness is a personality trait, that can everyone can develop. With Mental Toughness you have increased resilience, confidence, focus, determination and commitment. This enables you to manage stress and pressure, take challenges in your stride, and quickly bounce back from setbacks. Are your people facing extreme stress and pressure, insane targets and ambitious deadlines?


Motorsport and TV fans know Penny as the first and only woman to drive a World Rally Car. She knows how to compete and beat the odds, but she also knows top performance requires much 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. 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 how our thinking affects our behaviour is brought together in her Keynote ‘The one thing that will change everything : Mental Toughness’ 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 Microsoft, Google Cloud, Santander, Coca-Cola, Nat West, Waitrose, Tesco, Telefonica, RoadChef, Sony, CitiBank, HPI, Jaguar, Proctor & Gamble, Airbus and many more.


Her life is a continuing series of doing what conventional thinking says she simply can’t – from Rally Driving at the highest level, competing in multiple marathons, enter the boxing ring twice, conquering two of the world’s highest mountains….and now she is preparing to row the Atlantic in Dec 2023. 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.


Penny is a TEDX speaker, author of ‘365 Ways to Develop Mental Toughness’, ’World Class Thinking, World Class Behaviour’ and ‘Take Control of Your Life’.


If you’re looking for a speaker that will ignite enthusiasm, inspire change, deepen commitment and determination, you may have found the right speaker for your event. 

Keynote speeches, workshops, roundtables and coaching

Mental Toughness: The One Thing That Changes Everything 

45 Minute keynote


Your Mental Toughness is your ability to manage and deal with the stress, pressure, change and setbacks of life. If you can manage these things well, you’ll be more relaxed and likely to be more successful. Developing resilience, focus, confidence and determination will transform performance, and means people are better able to manage the stresses and strains, heavy loads, crazy deadlines and sudden setbacks we all inevitably face.


The wellbeing and mental health of you and your people is vital; absence, attrition and accidents cost UK business over £20m every year.


Penny Mallory delivers an entertaining, interactive, challenging and transformational insight into how and why you can’t afford to ignore the Mental Toughness of your people and your organisation. She will tell her own story of how she built her Mental Toughness, she’ll show how we can all build our Mental Toughness and will challenge the delegates to complete tasks that will immediately develop their confidence, focus, determination and resilience.


Who needs this keynote?

• Organisations whose people are under extreme pressure, facing daunting deadlines, who want to transform human performance. 

• Companies looking to lower employee turnover, increase customer satisfaction, increase profitability. 


• Organisations whose people are not coping well with the stresses and pressures of life and work, and are passionate about ensuring their employees’ wellbeing.


• People looking to increase their mental toughness to live a happier and more fulfilled life.


What will the audience learn?


• They will reconnect with their vision, passion and purpose of life


• They will learn how to increase optimism, confidence, resilience, character, grit and approach to life


• They will be given tasks to immediately increase their mental toughness


• They will discover how to transform personal and business performance by improving wellbeing for themselves and others. 


"Penny spoke with ease and great humour about her life and career at our event. She tailored her messaging to our needs and was able to provide her perspective on the themes central to the work. Further, she was a pleasure to collaborate with. I’d recommend her to anyone." Russell Saunders, Inchigo, for Airbus University


“Penny was fantastic to work with, before, during, and after a corporate event and dinner. She provided an entertaining, open and honest view on what it takes to lift you performance to the highest level. Our staff were highly engaged and there was a good level of banter in the room. People were left to make their own links to their work and family life. Penny met our brief and I would not hesitate to recommend to others.” Rich Buckley, Applied Card Technologies


“Penny was excellent, a real professional, and was able to hold our audience’s attention is a very engaging and powerful way. They were thrilled with the investment AP chose to make and both Tim and I were thrilled with our choice with Penny. We did immediately feedback to Penny and our thoughts and reflections remain just as strong having slept on it.” Air Products 

Motivational and Keynote Speakers, motivational speaker


b - £5k to £10k

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