Günter Kaufmann has a teacher training degree for Gymnasium-level high school in sport and biology. He worked for various schools, associations and clubs in the 1980s. From 1992 onwards, he was a coach at Melle Landesturnschule (training centre for the Lower Saxony gymnastics association) and became the deputy head of training. He has done numerous professional development courses in moderation and presentation. Moreover, he is a qualified trainer under the German Association for Neuro-Linguistic Programming (DVNLP) and does systematic organisational consultancy work for clubs. He has also done 3 years of training in holistic, integrative breathing therapy.