Dr. Christian Marcolli is the founder and CEO of Marcolli Sport Psychology. Since more than 15 years, he has been working with elite athletes and teams as an international sought-after sport and performance psychologist.
His own experience as a professional athlete (Soccer, FC Basel and the Swiss “Under21” National Team) combined with his wide knowledge of the essential factors of high performance make him a unique partner to build and consolidate excellence in sports performance.
Athletes do appreciate Christian’s own background, his closeness to elite sports and his engaging personality not only in personal meetings. Many of them use his expertise on-site during important competitions, such as Olympic Games, World Championships or international contests.
Christian Marcolli studied General Psychology, Clinical Psychology and Pedagogy at the University of Basel. In 2001, he gained his doctorate in Applied Psychology at the University of Zurich. In 2000, he was awarded the title of ‘International Certified Mental Training Consultant’ by the ‘International Society for Mental Training and Excellence’ and the ‘International Coaching School of Canada’.
He completed his training in Sport Psychology in 1996 at the University of Ottawa, Canada. Marcolli has extensive and comprehensive expertise in systemic coaching. In 2003, he gained the UEFA-A trainer’s license/Swiss Football Association A-diploma. In 2009, as one of the first Swiss Sport Psychologists ever, Christian Marcolli was awarded the title of “Expert in Sport Psychology” by the Association of Swiss Psychologists.
Christian Marcolli lives in Switzerland. Although his mother tongue is German, he also speaks English, French and Italian and is able to design and conduct the various courses in his programs in all these languages.
Christian Marcolli lectured in psychology at the Zurich College of Technology and is regularly engaged as a visiting lecturer and guest speaker by other colleges and universities. The focus of his lectures is on practical application. He is keen to impart not only the necessary theoretical aspects, but also to demonstrate how this fundamental knowledge can be used to improve performance and specific skills. Christian Marcolli always tries to build a bridge between theory and a strategy for practical application.