About

Elaine MacLellan

President and Executive Coach (PCC)

For over 25 years, Elaine S. MacLellan, President of Performance Development, Inc. has been helping leaders and organizations optimize their talent and achieve broad-reaching, sustainable results.

Elaine helps leaders better recognize their greatest talents, and develop clarity, commitment, capability, creativity, and connections to contribute their best. She is authentic and positive, and has worked successfully with all levels of management.  She has been described as intuitive and creative, asking thought-provoking questions and offering insights that get to the heart of the matter to ensure clients meet or exceed their goals.  Her practical approach focuses on achieving measurable business and leadership development results within the context of organizational strategy and culture.

She has partnered with key leaders in biotech, healthcare, consumer products, financial, and academic institutions, working with such clients as Vertex Pharmaceuticals, Biogen, Injured Workers Pharmacy, Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates, Southcoast Health, Keurig Green Mountain, MiddleOak Insurance, and the MGH Institute of Health Professions.

Elaine has been an executive coach for over 15 years. She is a Professional Certified Coach (PCC) through the International Coach Federation (ICF), and a Certified Professional Co-Active Coach (CPCC) through the Coaches Training Institute (CTI).  By applying her expertise in competency modeling, performance management, leadership training, career development, and succession planning, Elaine has helped hundreds of leaders improve their leadership skills, business performance, and career success through an increased ability to develop themselves and others.

Prior to becoming a consultant, Elaine worked internally for 17 years in training and organizational development leading people, projects, and company-wide change initiatives. She held senior leadership and organizational development positions at IDX Systems Corporation, Putnam Investments, Keystone Investments, and BayBanks, Inc.

Elaine has a Master’s degree in Education, and a Bachelor’s degree in Sociology from The Ohio State University.

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Certifications & Qualifications

  • Professional Certified Coach (PCC), International Coach Federation (ICF)
  • Certified Professional Co-Active Coach (CPCC), Coaches Training Institute (CTI)
  • Korn Ferry 360 (KF360) with Korn Ferry and Lominger Leadership Architects®
  • Center for Creative Leadership (CCL) Benchmarks® 360s
  • Myers-Briggs Type Indicator®
  • Hogan Assessments
  • DiSC® Personality Profile Assessment
  • FIRO-B®
  • Thomas-Kilmann Conflict Mode Instrument
  • Strong Interest Inventory®

Associations

  • New Talent Management Network – Boston City Group (NTMN-BCG), Steering Committee
  • Human Resources Leadership Forum (HRLF)
  • Northeast Human Resources Association (NEHRA)
  • International Coach Federation (ICF)
Executive Coach
Business Partner

Elaine is more than a coach; she is a great business partner. I have worked with Elaine over the course of two years. Elaine brings espirit de corps to her professional engagement through candor, holistic thinking, and a high level of professional experience in navigating the nuisance of leadership development. She was helpful not only in developing the high-level strategy, but also in developing the tactical details of the execution plan. My team benefited greatly as Elaine was able to help them develop awareness of blind spots, and coached them effectively to reduce and manage their vulnerabilities.

Greg Montemurro

Senior Director of Quality and Manufacturing, Keurig Green Mountain, Inc.