About Mary Donné

 I am Mary Donné MA (Assoc CIPD).

I am a learning and development specialist, professional trainer, speaker and coach.  I am a member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel & Development, a UK registered learning provider, and a qualified teacher.

Mary Donné Learning & Training Specialist
Tea is an important part of the training process!

I began my L&D career at media giant Universal Studios.  I  then spent three years as Co-Owner and Director of a successful entertainment company in my hometown of London.  Along the way I have had the privilege of working with McCann London (previously McCann Erickson Advertising)Channel 4 Television, Film4 Limited, and Flextech Television (now Living TV Group).

I have a particular interest in autism and neurodiversity within the workplace, and am an Associate Trainer with The Curly Hair Project.

I am lucky enough to be a features writer for Everywhere Magazine and I regularly write, blog and speak about work, employment, the future of work, and all things related.


“Hard Times in the UK School System” – Aug/Sept 2019 issue.


I hold degrees from the universities of London and York, and my Masters degree has an education specialism.  I have taught at 3 secondary schools in the York area with a diverse range of students, from year 7 through to A Level.  I have  worked (and occasionally still do work) with EAL/non-English speaking learners, and those with particular challenges to learning.

Outside of work, I am an FA licensed football coach, and try-hard multi-linguist (currently learning Russian) – y’see, it’s all about the learning.  

I live with my husband and two children in the beautiful city of York, and am counting down the days until the new series of Line of Duty starts.

Mary Donné with two children