Derek Daly

Formula 1 & Indy Driver, Entrepreneur, Best-Selling Author & International Racing Champion

Formula 1 and Indy Driver, Professional Speaker, Entrepreneur, Best-Selling Author, and International Racing Champion – is the epitome of the complete champion. From Victory Circle to the Announcer’s Desk, Hall of Fame Race Car Driver Daly has spent nearly three decades as the face of the motorsport world and uses his experiences to inspire in his speaking engagements.

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.

Born in Dublin, Ireland, Derek’s racing dreams became a reality when he won Irish, British and European championship events. Derek Daly’s professional racing career spanned 17 years, and his experiences are nothing short of breathtaking. In 1978, he competed in the highest class of auto racing at the Formula One World Championship, and two years later Derek was ranked 10th in the world. In 1983, he made his first of six starts in the Indianapolis 500. In 1984, Derek’s 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 US – and won the race two years in a row.

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.” In 2000, Derek received the 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 Sylvester Stallone, Robin Yount, Pete Sampras, Aerosmith, John Oates and Vin Diesel have all attended the academy’s world-class driving programs.

Derek Daly is CEO and founder of MotorVation, a unique provider of consulting and learning solutions. Derek has also authored a book on how to be a ‘complete champion,’ called Race To Win: How to Become a Complete Champion, which was heralded a “future classic” by the Irish
Times.

Keynote Topics of Derek Daly’s “Four Factors of Fast” Speaking Engagements:

Complete Champion Leadership: How Fast Can You Get Fast? If the speed of doing business will continue to increase in the next 10 years, ask yourself, How Fast can we get Fast? Derek shows you that Fast is having the right people in the right places doing the right things, but more importantly, removing the speed bumps that slow them down…

Complete Champion Teamwork: Winning Together Through Teamwork Champion motor sports teams achieve performance levels at the limits of their financial, technological and human potential. Derek will provide an understanding of the inner workings of these teams that will leave audiences in awe…

Complete Champion Selling: Building a High Performing Sales Force If you want to sell like a champion, what choices do champions make that helps them achieve greatness? Take a riveting drive down the learning lane and understand how your sales team can make critical performance gains by edging more towards their personal margins and boundaries…

Champion Innovation: Continuously Enhancing Performance What will really make the difference between success and failure in 2011 and beyond? The world’s great motor sports teams live convinced that they will be beaten tomorrow. They combat this with a culture of innovation. Derek takes you down the success road to understand that innovation is the enduring driver and mindset of the motor sports industry and you will learn how that same culture can help you…