Welcome to Elegrow Learning.

We help reduce and risk manage experiences of stress, compassion fatigue and trauma.

A place to learn and grow.

We help reduce and risk manage experiences of stress, compassion fatigue and trauma with care professionals and children.  Enlivening strengths, curiosity and new capability. 

We provide programs informed by evidence developed specifically for care professionals, resources, consulting and counselling services.

We are passionate about using well researched development models and advancements in the behavioural and neurol sciences.

Choose Your Learning Mode

Learning Options

- Online - mobile learning
- Workshops
- EAGALA Model


Developed to easily integrate into your everyday life..

Specialized Learning

Founded on empirical research, facilitated using a persons centered approach.


Hosted in magnificent locations participants engage in an intimate development experience in a superior environment.

Find out more about learning opportunities for your organisation, school or community.​

Combating Compassion Fatigue
(Secondary Trauma)

Alleviating Anxiety with Children

Managing Director

Michelle Black is the founding Director of Elegrow, an Organisational Development Consultant, Educator and Counsellor.

An advocate for leveraging the evidence to solve industry problems, Michelle developed Australia’s first evidence based program to combat compassion fatigue among care professionals and is the author of Ellie and the Sunflowers a book for children learn new ways to experience through the story, imagination and memorable actions. Michelle has more than 20 years’ experience leading organisational development and change in the commercial, government and not for profit sectors.

Underpinning her experience, Michelle has a Master of Counselling, a Graduate Certificate in Corporate Management, is a registered ACA counsellor and a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Training and Development and a professional member of the Australian HR Institute.

Michelle Black


Presented at...

HETI Conference

World Congress For Mental Health

Association of Children’s Welfare Conference

EAGALA International Conference

Published in....

17th Australian & New Zealand Mental Health Conference Papers.

Ellie and the Sunflowers