After a life as a high level swimmer, also called in the Italian National Team – Marisa Muzio interprets her profession in terms of innovation , internationality and multi disciplinarity.
As a psychologist, she has integrated teaching and University research with both Sport and Organizational psychology. 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.
She is the Project leader of Flow for Excellence, a multiprofessional network, aimed to study well being, best performances and results.
Mental trainer of athletes, professional sports teams, National Teams, Olympic medallists and world record holders; she has trained athletes, who partecipated in the Olympic Games in Atlanta, Athens, Sydney, Beijing and Rio.
SIMILARITIES BETWEEN HIGH LEVEL SPORT AND BUSINESS
Similarities between sport and business, as well as constant comparisons with the international scenary, led her to develop innovative training methodologies, including:
Working with Italian and foreign Universities she is committed to the studies of the Flow State.
Flow for excellence: created to talk about change management, work related stress, health promotion, wellness and engagement. To achieve results.
Author of numerous publications on well-being and top performance, she recently edited the publication of “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).
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 2000 she founded Psicosport srl. She was the Managing Director of the company until 2011, when she sold it.
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).
In 2016 she was awared il “PREMIO ADRIANO OLIVETTI”, Sezione Metodologica for her project “Crescere, innovare, competere.”