About Mary Donné

 I am Mary Donné MA (Assoc CIPD).

I am a learning and development specialist, professional trainer 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 currently an Associate Trainer with The Curly Hair Project.

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.

‘Mary makes a lot of effort … and encourages me’

My coaching and teaching style has been described as: “patient and enthusiastic”, “superbly good”, and “patient and helpful”.

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