Performance in the Fast Lane by the Master of Fast
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- Specializes in: Health/Wellness, Motivation/Inspiration, Overcoming Adversity, Sports, Team Building/Teamwork
- Travels From: Indiana
Driving Legend Derek Daly is the epitome of the complete champion. From Victory Circle to the Announcer’s Desk, Hall of Fame Race Car Driver and Network Television Color Analyst Daly has spent nearly three decades as the face of the motorsport world.
Derek Daly’s professional racing career spanned 17 years, and his experiences are nothing short of breathtaking. Daly’s story is one that precious few have lived to tell. In 1984, Derek suffered one of the hardest crash impacts that a driver had ever survived when he hit the wall at Michigan International Speedway at 212 MPH. After fourteen surgeries and three years in therapy, he returned to full-time racing. He competed in the 12 Hours of Sebring—one of the premier motorsport endurance races in the U.S.—and won the race two years in a row.
Born in Dublin, Ireland to a middle class working family, Derek’s career path was set at the age of twelve when he attended his first auto race. From that moment, his commitment to the dream of being a professional driver was unshakeable. On the way to his dream he worked as a laborer in the iron ore mines of Australia and, while travelling the race tracks of England, even took up residence in a school bus.
His dreams became reality when he won Irish, British and European championship events. In 1978, he competed in the highest class of auto racing at the Formula One World Championship, and two short years later Derek was ranked 10th in the world. In 1983 he made his first of six starts in the Indianapolis 500.
In 1985 Derek started a 10 year association with ESPN as a motor sport color analyst. Since then he’s become the face of motor sports, seen on NBC, CBS, Fox and Speed Channel. USA Today highlighted Derek as “the best new face on sports television” and IndyCar Racing magazine voted Derek “the most popular motor sports television announcer.” Moet & Chandon champagne awarded Derek the Joules Goux Award for his outstanding contributions to motor sports television. He was later nominated for ESPN’s Ace Award, and Derek received the 2000 Hall of Fame Award from “Motor Sport Ireland” for his leadership of Irish motor sport.
Derek became the “voice” of motor sports when Electronic Arts signed him to be the voice of the Andretti Racing high-tech video game. MotorTrend Magazine voted the Derek Daly Performance Driving Academy as “the best driving school in America.” The school boasts title of the most advanced driver training / racing school in the USA, and even hit the big screen when Sylvester Stallone chose Derek’s program for his own race driving preparation for the film Driven. Robin Yount, Pete Sampras, Aerosmith, John Oates and Vin Diesel have also have attended the academy’s world-class driving programs.
Derek Daly is CEO and founder of MotorVation, a unique provider of consulting and learning solutions. Three core beliefs of the drive the company:
• Belief #1: In most team sports, individual brilliance is often the difference between success and failure. In motor sports, individual brilliance has never rooted success.
• Belief #2: To enable people to change their belief systems and subsequently their behavior, it is imperative to emotionally engage them.
• Belief #3: The business of motor sports uniquely parallels the business of corporate America.
Derek wrote the book on how to become a ‘complete champion’. Race to Win: How to Become a Complete Champion was heralded a “future classic” by the Irish Times. Friend, former race competitor and international auto racing superstar Mario Andretti contributed the foreword: “Derek’s book teaches lessons it took guys like me years to learn. Quite honestly, I believe the advice in this book resonates far beyond the racing industry.”
Using his hallmark Four Factors of Fast presentations, Derek has taught the timeless principles of his most valuable asset—speed. Companies like Xerox, Bayer, Deloitte, Growmark, USDA and Gallo wines have depended on Derek’s Complete Champion Model to motivate, inspire and enlighten their teams.
Derek, his wife Rhonda and three sons reside outside of Indianapolis, Indiana. Derek became an American Citizen on September 28, 1993, but retains his wonderful Irish accent.
The Culture Gearbox Shift: How to Shift from Good to Great to Extraordinary
Remember Good to Great? Today, it has shifted from Great to Extraordinary. Align this platform to the right culture, and you develop something truly unique—a culture of extraordinary. You will understand how to think and act differently as you push your people to the edges and boundaries of what might be possible. You will embrace what it means to go beyond your best. Derek uses powerful, real-life sports analogies in a unique, compelling and often hilarious manner that leaves audiences in awe. The US Government has used this topic multiple times.
The Speed of Now: How Fast Can You Get Fast?
If the speed of doing business continues to increase in the next 10 years; ask yourself: How fast can you get fast? Derek takes you down the success road to understand the critical difference between going fast and being fast. You will grasp how to remove the Speed Bumps that slow you down. You will learn how to achieve trailblazing performance and why corporations sometimes struggle to emulate these valuable traits. This topic has energized both male and female audiences from California to the Czech Republic.
SAFE Teams: How to AccSELLerate your Team
Whether you buy or sell, you need to do it with Speed Agility and Flawless Execution (SAFE). Understand how your team can make critical performance gains by embracing intelligent risks. You will rejoice in the fact that a better you makes a better us. Your teams will be equipped to celebrate success more often on the Victory Podium. Enter this presentation an individual; leave as a teammate, and AccSELLerate.
Your FutureSCAPE: Driving to the Dream Job Offer
What will your future career landscape look like? What will you need to accomplish to receive that dream job offer? Derek will take you on a captivating tour of what great teams will expect from their most valued employees in the coming decade. You will know the filter that you have to pass through. MBA and engineering students from Michigan to North Carolina have relished this understanding.