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.
Culture of EXTRAordinary: How to Shift from Good2Great2Extraordinary
Remember Good to Great back in the 90’s? Today, it has shifted from Great to Extraordinary. Align this platform with the right culture, and your team can develop something truly unique; a Culture of Extraordinary. Imagine your team learning how to think and act differently as they push themselves to the edges and boundaries of what might be possible. Your team will embrace what it means to go beyond their best. Derek uses powerful, real-life sports analogies in a unique, compelling and often hilarious manner that leaves audiences in awe. Even the US Government DoD enjoyed this topic.
The Speed of Wow: How Fast Can You Get Fast?
If the speed of your business continues to increase in the next 10 years, ask yourself; How Fast can you get Fast? Derek takes your team down the success road to understand the critical difference between going fast and being fast. They will grasp how Trust and Preparation become the cornerstones of teams who push against boundaries. They will learn how to achieve trailblazing performance and understand why corporations sometimes struggle to emulate these valuable traits. This topic has energized both male and female audiences from California to the Czech Republic.
S.A.F.E.: The Crucial balance between Safety with Speed
In an era where everything is expected to be faster, this program addresses how to accomplish Speed with Safety.
Professional race car drivers, were considered to be gladiators in a sport that was somewhat out of reach for most. Accidents, injuries and even death were commonplace, and it was justified because; ‘well, that’s just the way it was’.
A spate of critical injuries, Derek’s included, became a defining time in his sport when finally; enough was enough. Motorsports’ core business was Speed, not Safety. These two values were disconnected for decades. This program details how his sport’s attitude changed, and how it developed its people and equipment to have the crucial balance between Speed with Safety.
It walks the audience through the structure and framework of extraordinary teams who operate safely, out on the edges of what might be possible. They learn how Derek’s sport changed from a disconnected “hand-off” sport, to one of accountability and concern.
They will understand that compliance does not replace responsibility. Importantly, it explains that race cars (equipment) are not inherently dangerous within a team; it’s the human error that becomes dangerous. No one remains emotionally neutral as they grasp his breathtaking global experiences and understand the S.A.F.E. model (Speed, Agility, Framework, Execution).
Target audiences can be any industry that wears a hard hat, all construction, first responders, oil, gas, mining, transportation, aviation, manufacturing, and medical industry, etc.