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Derek Daly

5 out of 5

International Racing Champion; CEO & Founder of MotorVation; Best-Selling Author

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 Derek Daly Biography

Irish driving legend Derek Daly is the epitome of the complete champion. From the 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. He counts Sylvester Stallone, David Letterman and Jay Leno amongst his friends.

Born and raised in Dublin, Ireland to a middle class working family, Daly’s career path was set at the age of 12 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 taking up residence in a school bus.

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, Daly 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 14 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.

His early dreams became reality when he won Irish, British and European championship events. In 1978, he competed in the Formula One World Championship, and two short years later Daly was ranked 10th in the world. In 1983, he made his first of six starts in the Indianapolis 500.

In 1985, Daly started a 10 year association with ESPN as a motor sport color analyst. He became the face of motor sports, seen on NBC, CBS, FOX and Speed Channel. USA Today highlighted Daly as “the best new face on sports television” and IndyCar Racing magazine voted him “the most popular motor sports television announcer.”

Moet & Chandon champagne awarded Daly the “Joules Goux Award” for his outstanding contributions to motor sports television. He was later nominated by ESPN for an “Ace Award”, and Daly received the 2000 “Hall of Fame Award” from Motor Sport Ireland for his leadership of Irish motor sport.

Daly literally wrote the book on how to become a ‘complete champion’. Race To Win: How to Become a Complete Champion (February, 2008) 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.”

Daly has taught the timeless principles of his most valuable asset—speed. Companies like Xerox, Bayer, Deloitte, Growmark, USDA, Department of Defense, Federal Reserve Bank, Pepsico, State Farm, Zurich Insurance and Gallo wines have depended on Daly’s “Complete Champion Model” to motivate, inspire and enlighten their teams.

Daly and his three sons reside outside of Indianapolis, Indiana. Daly became an American Citizen on September 28, 1993, but retains his wonderful Irish accent.

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Race to Win: The 7 Essential Skills of the Complete Champion

Race to Win: The 7 Essential Skills of the Complete Champion

Race to Win: How to Become a Complete Champion Driver

Race to Win: How to Become a Complete Champion Driver

Speaking Topics
  • Complete Champion Motivation: The Power of Peoples Inner Drive

    What would it be like to behave like a champion? You will learn that your personal choices, and being accountable, will determine how often you celebrate as a champion on the Victory Podium. Champion motor sports teams achieve performance levels at the limits of their financial, technological and human potential. You will learn how to be a leader in what human potential can achieve and how to sustain levels of performance that competitors are unable to match. Derek uses powerful, real-life sports analogies in a unique, compelling and often hilarious manner that leaves audiences in awe.

  • 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. You will understand that team success in Formula One and at the Indy 500 requires a portfolio of leaders throughout the organization who are willing to accept the responsibilities of leadership regardless of their formal authority. You will further learn that the power of great leaders in motor sports is when they disbelieve in the sustainability of their own performance. Seldom have sports analogies been used in a more compelling fashion. This module has energized both male and female audiences from California to the Czech Republic.

  • Complete Champion Teams: How to AccSELLerate your Team

    What choices do champion teams make that helps them achieve greatness? Whether they buy or sell, take a riveting drive down the learning lane and understand how your team can make critical performance gains by edging more towards their personal margins and boundaries. You will learn the importance of formal structures of large organizations and how communication, aligned with an informal structure, can carry the business forward when faced with tight deadlines. The Victory Podium awaits those who learn the habits, skills, vocabulary and attitude of the champion teams. Enter his presentation an individual; leave as a teammate and AccSELLerate.

  • Complete Champion Innovation: Driving to the Limits of Possibility

    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 greatly. You will learn how innovation helps achieve performance at the limits of possibility and why corporations struggle to emulate this valuable skill. The critical point of innovation is not just creating new products but finding new ways of doing things that may improve both the efficiency and effectiveness of processes. This module resonates deep into the fiber of organizations that want to live on the leading edge of what might be possible.

  • Complete Champion 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 understand what it means to operate on the edges and boundaries of what might be possible and where that mindset can take you

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    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Derek Daly for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Derek Daly for your next private or corporate function.
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Derek Daly

5 out of 5

International Racing Champion; CEO & Founder of MotorVation; Best-Selling Author

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Derek Daly Biography

Irish driving legend Derek Daly is the epitome of the complete champion. From the 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. He counts Sylvester Stallone, David Letterman and Jay Leno amongst his friends.

Born and raised in Dublin, Ireland to a middle class working family, Daly’s career path was set at the age of 12 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 taking up residence in a school bus.

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, Daly 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 14 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.

His early dreams became reality when he won Irish, British and European championship events. In 1978, he competed in the Formula One World Championship, and two short years later Daly was ranked 10th in the world. In 1983, he made his first of six starts in the Indianapolis 500.

In 1985, Daly started a 10 year association with ESPN as a motor sport color analyst. He became the face of motor sports, seen on NBC, CBS, FOX and Speed Channel. USA Today highlighted Daly as “the best new face on sports television” and IndyCar Racing magazine voted him “the most popular motor sports television announcer.”

Moet & Chandon champagne awarded Daly the “Joules Goux Award” for his outstanding contributions to motor sports television. He was later nominated by ESPN for an “Ace Award”, and Daly received the 2000 “Hall of Fame Award” from Motor Sport Ireland for his leadership of Irish motor sport.

Daly literally wrote the book on how to become a ‘complete champion’. Race To Win: How to Become a Complete Champion (February, 2008) 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.”

Daly has taught the timeless principles of his most valuable asset—speed. Companies like Xerox, Bayer, Deloitte, Growmark, USDA, Department of Defense, Federal Reserve Bank, Pepsico, State Farm, Zurich Insurance and Gallo wines have depended on Daly’s “Complete Champion Model” to motivate, inspire and enlighten their teams.

Daly and his three sons reside outside of Indianapolis, Indiana. Daly became an American Citizen on September 28, 1993, but retains his wonderful Irish accent.

Derek Daly Videos

  • Derek Daly interview Will Power after the 2018 Indy 500
  • Derek Daly Interviews David Letterman at the Indy 500 in 2014
  • Derek Daly interviews Sylvester Stallone for Driven

Derek Daly Books

Derek Daly Speaking Topics

  • Complete Champion Motivation: The Power of Peoples Inner Drive

    What would it be like to behave like a champion? You will learn that your personal choices, and being accountable, will determine how often you celebrate as a champion on the Victory Podium. Champion motor sports teams achieve performance levels at the limits of their financial, technological and human potential. You will learn how to be a leader in what human potential can achieve and how to sustain levels of performance that competitors are unable to match. Derek uses powerful, real-life sports analogies in a unique, compelling and often hilarious manner that leaves audiences in awe.

  • 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. You will understand that team success in Formula One and at the Indy 500 requires a portfolio of leaders throughout the organization who are willing to accept the responsibilities of leadership regardless of their formal authority. You will further learn that the power of great leaders in motor sports is when they disbelieve in the sustainability of their own performance. Seldom have sports analogies been used in a more compelling fashion. This module has energized both male and female audiences from California to the Czech Republic.

  • Complete Champion Teams: How to AccSELLerate your Team

    What choices do champion teams make that helps them achieve greatness? Whether they buy or sell, take a riveting drive down the learning lane and understand how your team can make critical performance gains by edging more towards their personal margins and boundaries. You will learn the importance of formal structures of large organizations and how communication, aligned with an informal structure, can carry the business forward when faced with tight deadlines. The Victory Podium awaits those who learn the habits, skills, vocabulary and attitude of the champion teams. Enter his presentation an individual; leave as a teammate and AccSELLerate.

  • Complete Champion Innovation: Driving to the Limits of Possibility

    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 greatly. You will learn how innovation helps achieve performance at the limits of possibility and why corporations struggle to emulate this valuable skill. The critical point of innovation is not just creating new products but finding new ways of doing things that may improve both the efficiency and effectiveness of processes. This module resonates deep into the fiber of organizations that want to live on the leading edge of what might be possible.

  • Complete Champion 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 understand what it means to operate on the edges and boundaries of what might be possible and where that mindset can take you

FAQs on booking Derek Daly

  • How to book Derek Daly?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Derek Daly for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for Derek Daly, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Derek Daly or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Derek Daly?

    Booking fees for Derek Daly, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Derek Daly, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Derek Daly?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Derek Daly for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Derek Daly for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Derek Daly or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Derek Daly or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Derek Daly is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Derek Daly for your event is $10,000 - $20,000. Derek Daly generally travels from Indianapolis, IN, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Pat Williams, Jim Abbott, Brian Holloway, Dave Dravecky and John Foley. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Derek Daly for an upcoming event.

Derek Daly Speaker Videos

  • Derek Daly interview Will Power after the 2018 Indy 500
    Derek Daly Interviews David Letterman at the Indy 500 in 2014
  • Derek Daly interviews Sylvester Stallone for Driven
    Derek Daly - Keynote Luxottica-PART 1 - YouTube
  • Derek Daly-Keynote Luxottica - PART 2 - YouTube

Derek Daly Speaking Topics

  • Complete Champion Motivation: The Power of Peoples Inner Drive

    What would it be like to behave like a champion? You will learn that your personal choices, and being accountable, will determine how often you celebrate as a champion on the Victory Podium. Champion motor sports teams achieve performance levels at the limits of their financial, technological and human potential. You will learn how to be a leader in what human potential can achieve and how to sustain levels of performance that competitors are unable to match. Derek uses powerful, real-life sports analogies in a unique, compelling and often hilarious manner that leaves audiences in awe.

  • 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. You will understand that team success in Formula One and at the Indy 500 requires a portfolio of leaders throughout the organization who are willing to accept the responsibilities of leadership regardless of their formal authority. You will further learn that the power of great leaders in motor sports is when they disbelieve in the sustainability of their own performance. Seldom have sports analogies been used in a more compelling fashion. This module has energized both male and female audiences from California to the Czech Republic.

  • Complete Champion Teams: How to AccSELLerate your Team

    What choices do champion teams make that helps them achieve greatness? Whether they buy or sell, take a riveting drive down the learning lane and understand how your team can make critical performance gains by edging more towards their personal margins and boundaries. You will learn the importance of formal structures of large organizations and how communication, aligned with an informal structure, can carry the business forward when faced with tight deadlines. The Victory Podium awaits those who learn the habits, skills, vocabulary and attitude of the champion teams. Enter his presentation an individual; leave as a teammate and AccSELLerate.

  • Complete Champion Innovation: Driving to the Limits of Possibility

    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 greatly. You will learn how innovation helps achieve performance at the limits of possibility and why corporations struggle to emulate this valuable skill. The critical point of innovation is not just creating new products but finding new ways of doing things that may improve both the efficiency and effectiveness of processes. This module resonates deep into the fiber of organizations that want to live on the leading edge of what might be possible.

  • Complete Champion 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 understand what it means to operate on the edges and boundaries of what might be possible and where that mindset can take you

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