About Penny Mallory
It all started when…
Many years ago, I used a Performance Coach to improve my Rally Driving - not my actual driving skill, but my mental approach when competing. The coaching process transformed my performance and I fell in love with what coaching could offer. I went on to become the first woman in the world to compete in a World Rally car in the World Rally Championship. I hadn't realised how good I could be!
I knew I would become a coach later in life, and help others to make massive transformations in their own lives.
I guess my story started when I was just fourteen. Leaving home and never to return, I found myself in London, seeking a better life, but spent nearly 2 years in homeless hostels. As my life was slowly slipping out of control, I was struck by a moment of clarity ; that it was only ever going to me that could take control of my life, and turn things around. I decided to turn my childhood dream of driving a rally car into reality... after one day at Rally School, I was hooked.
I have been lucky enough to spent 12 years driving rally cars at the top level, presenting TV shows and speaking to audiences all over the world about World Class Thinking & World Class Behaviour.
I take my own mental and physical fitness seriously and have completed in 4 marathons, various half marathons, hell runners and Triathlons. I have entered the boxing ring for two fights, one opponent being Monica Galetti! I have learnt to play polo and completed a successful ascent in 2008 of the tough North face of Europe’s highest mountain, Mount Elbrus, and more recently summited Mount Kilimanjaro. I always try to push myself to do things I didn't think I could do.
My second book ‘World Class Thinking World Class Behaviour’ is a powerful guide for anyone interested in upping their game in every aspect of their life. I try to dispel the myth that elite performers are ‘special’, and that you possess all the qualities you need to be at the top of your game -you just haven’t discovered them yet. My first book 'Take Control of Your Life' is a step by step guide to achieving your goals.
I am an Executive Coach and Performance Coach, Master Practitioner (member of Association of Coaching) in CBT and am qualified in Sports Psychology, Counselling and NLP.