About us

Changing the world, one learner at a time.

Boring. Long. Arduous. Uninspired. Irrelevant. Dull. Confusing. Disengaging. Painful.

It’s likely we’ve all used these words after suffering yet another training course.


Why has one of the most enriching and fruitful activities on earth (that is, learning) been sucked dry of all life and inspiration, leaving only something you just have to endure to gain a certificate.

We see learning for what it is.

Whether it’s first aid, CPR, safety or business management training – learning is a chance to grow, to change, to be empowered with knowledge and skills that somehow make you and the world around you different. Better.

And it’s with that vision that we started Fluid Learning.

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We believe in

Profound moments

When fears and frustrations turn to pure joy and information becomes understanding.


There’s not much to life without it! Let’s put it back into learning and train from the heart.


Our people – gifted trainers and mentors who believe in empowering each individual to be all that they can be.


When you’re laughing, you’re learning. Fun is essential when learning online and face-to-face.


You are valuable and have something unique to offer the world. Your needs are our priority.

We are

a training provider

offering a better way to learn first aid and business in Brisbane.

business mentors

helping business owners connect with their passion and succeed on their terms.

elearning specialists

helping RTOs go to the next level with innovative elearning materials and systems.

Meet our exceptional team

Lauren Cowburn

Lauren Cowburn

Director of Management & Finance | Business Mentor

From Brisbane to London and back home, Lauren has experience in management, human resources, training, Lean / Kaizan and business mentoring.

Lauren first started mentoring Branch Managers at Shine Lawyers in 2007, taking on the challenge of identifying the root cause of poor performance and working with the Branch Managers to turn their performance around.

In 2010, Lauren was appointed as one of the Program Manager’s of the Transformation Project, responsible for the development of a strategy and framework for Lean and Law 9000 and then implementation of these projects across Shine Lawyers.

Lauren is incredibly passionate about connecting people with what they love to do and assisting them with their growth journey.

She loves being able to support Small Business Owners to take control of their business and achieve their vision for success.

Lauren also enjoys immersing herself in traditional cultures during her travel adventures, indulging in food and wine experiences and spending time with her family.

Gayle Guthrie

Gayle Guthrie

Director of Operations | First Aid Trainer

First aid is in Gayle’s DNA with a long family history of first aiders going back to when the ambulance were on horse and cart!

Co-creator of our innovative first aid courses and online program, Gayle’s passion for first aid training comes from her ability to empower people with the skills to respond positively in a first aid emergency and save lives!

As an aunt, mother and grandmother, family day care provider and first aid officer, Gayle’s experience and passion led her into first aid training for Australian Red Cross and then run her own training business before co-founding Fluid Learning.

Gayle believes in making learning both relevant and accessible for everyone and through her own personal learning challenges, has deep respect and empathy for those for which learning and language don’t come easily.

Gayle’s role with Coast Guard Redcliffe provides her with continued experience responding to emergencies and great knowledge of first aid and safety compliance in the workplace.

Ben Cleaver

Ben Cleaver

Director of Sales & Marketing | Trainer

From New York City to Vietnam and back home, Ben has worked in teaching, copywriting, communication, volunteering, pastoral work and is a singer-songwriter. He started as a first aid trainer with the Australian Red Cross in 2010, and took to the challenge of inspiring the lay person with simple techniques that can save lives in an emergency.

In 2011, Ben started his own first aid training business from Redcliffe North Brisbane with a dream of turning around the reputation of first aid training for being long, boring and overwhelming for the every day first aider.

In 2013 Ben won the Australian Resuscitation Council’s national video competition with his self-produced and directed 90 second film “Hands-only CPR – It’s not aero-science”. More recently he presented and directed a more comprehensive 12 minute CPR training video, “Home Is Where The Heart Stops” which is featured in our first aid online learning program.

Ben is passionate about innovation in learning engaging and retainable learning using multimedia, discussion, humour and the hands-on experience to engage and increase learning retention.

Ben loves guitars, running, tennis and sunny days on Moreton Bay with his girls – Noa, Minnie and wife Jess.

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