Marisa Muzio

She was part of the National Swimming Team, as an athlete. She has integrated teaching and University research with both Sport and Organizational psychology, as a psychologist. She has been working on the topic of flow for many years. In this field, the close collaboration with Italian and foreign research institutes has triggered innovative and concrete applications.

Flow for excellence: born to talk about change management, work related stress, health promotion, wellness and engagement; to achieve results.

Working for the Institute of Psychology, at the Faculty of Sport Medicine and Sport Sciences (University of Milan), she helped to fill in an institutional gap in sport psychology in our country.

In 1996 with Sandro Gamba - Hall of Fame, former National Basketball CT - she organized the first Master of Sport Psychology in Italy. In the same year she gave birth to the Centre for Research and Training in Sport Psychology in Milan. The keywords: culture of sport.

She has been part of numerous study commissions made by the Italian National Olympic Committee and the Ministry of Education. Here she has worked on sport as a tool for education, prevention and therapy. In the latter sector (therapy), she contributed to the development and promotion of the method of Marco Calamai, the first coach that brought mental illness out of its boundaries. Today in Italy there are 17 active centers where healthy athletes compete with disabled athletes.

Parallels between sports and business as well as constant comparisons with the international scenary led her to develop innovative training methodologies, including Coaching by Action.

In 2000 she founded Psicosport srl. She was the Managing Director of the society until 2011, when she sold the company. Mental trainer of athletes, professional sports teams, National Teams, Olympic medalists and world record holders, she trained athletes that took part to Olympic Games in Atlanta, Athens, Sydney and Beijing.

She was titled "Psychologist of the Year 2008" for the professional successes obtained at the Olympic Games in Beijing. Among the awards of her career, we can also find "DONNASPORT '90" (credits acquired in sport psychology research), "DONNA 10 e LODE” (1992).

Author of numerous publications on well-being and top performance, she edited the publication of “Flow, benessere e prestazione eccellente. Dai modelli teorici alle applicazioni nello sport e in azienda" (English Trasnlation: Flow, well-being and excellent performance. From theoretical models to applications in sports and business), written with Giuseppe Riva and Luca Argenton (F.Angeli, 2012).