Performance Development, Inc. is an executive coaching and leadership development consulting firm that helps organizations and individuals optimize their talent to achieve long-lasting improvement in business performance, skill development, and career management.


At Performance Development, we help leaders be…

  • Strategic Innovators – Increasing skill in long-term planning and developing innovative processes and products
  • Influential Communicators – Improving listening skills, creating a compelling vision, and demonstrating executive presence
  • People Developers – Building high-performing teams, setting business/skill goals, measuring progress, and providing regular feedback
  • Emotionally Intelligent Partners – Increasing self-awareness, empathy, and interpersonal skills
  • Skillful Conflict Managers – Uncovering people’s agendas and working productively toward mutually beneficial solutions
  • Process Improvers – Creating an environment for continuous individual and organizational improvement


For over 25 years, Elaine MacLellan has been helping leaders and organizations optimize their talent and achieve broad-reaching, sustainable results.

Meet Elaine


The Coaching Process starts with trust and continues building the partnership through awareness, goal-setting, and practice.

Coaching Process

Business Acumen

My relationship with Elaine goes beyond that of client and coach. Elaine is a friend, confidante, and partner. She is the quintessential executive coach and servant leader. She puts her family, friends and clients first. She is caring and compassionate, but can get to the heart of a problem with her insight, intuition, and business acumen. She brings out the best in people. I know this, because I witnessed her success firsthand. Elaine stays current, and continually adds tools to her toolbox to help meet the needs of her diverse client base. I recommend Elaine for any coaching engagement.

Robin Lucier

Senior HRBP, Boston Medical Center
(formerly client at Injured Workers Pharmacy)