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The Pomodoro® Internal Process

Pomodoro Training Part 01

Time is limited. We can't have as much as we want, neither stop it nor slow it down. When our mind realizes that it cannot control time, we get scared and time appears to us as a vicious predator. Procrastination and low productivity are the effect of the anxiety we feel when we realize that time is limited.

In this course, you will learn how to apply the Pomodoro® Internal Process to deal with this limited human resource and get rid of anxiety and procrastination. The Pomodoro® Internal Process will enable you to deal with the anxious requests of the "Predator". You will learn how to develop an effective conversation with the Predator and work in a more relaxed and productive way.

Turn time from a vicious predator to the greatest ally to improve your productivity.

About the Course

This course is part of the Pomodoro® Training Program. This program is based on acclaimed industry leader Francesco Cirillo's extensive coaching experience. Francesco has been applying the Pomodoro® Technique since the mid 1980s.

We recommend you combine this course with mentoring sessions in order to apply what you learn to your individual (Pomodoro® Solution for Individuals) or team (Pomodoro® Solution for Teams) needs.

Course Info
Course Format
Intensive highly-interactive course for no more than 4 to 6 participants (live online version). During the course, the trainer will give participants the instruments - concepts, processes, practices and or tools - to improve their productivity by applying the Pomodoro® Technique. At the end of the course, the trainer will give a series of assignments and exercises to enable participants to practice what they have learned.
Delivery Options
This course can be offered live online, onsite in your company and in-house in our offices. Private tuition and large-group discounts are also available.
Who is it for
This course is aimed at individuals, professionals and team members interested in improving their productivity.
This course is the first part of our Pomodoro® Training Program.
No previous knowledge is needed. Much passion is required!
At the moment, the course is offered in English and Italian (Choose your course).
Participants will need the following to attend this course.
  • Something to write with, and something to write on.
Remote Training Preparation
Please do the following at least one day before the course is scheduled to start.
  • Upgrade Zoom to the most recent version.
  • Check audio, video, and screen sharing on Zoom.
Materials and benefits
Once you complete this course
  • You will receive the slides of the presentation and a series of assignments to be developed individually;
  • You will be able to use our Pomodoro® Web/App for free for one month.
Related Courses, Programs and Certifications
Name Description
PT02 Core The next suggested course is The Pomodoro® Core Process
PT03 Daily The next suggested course is The Pomodoro® Daily Individual Process
PT04 Master The next suggested course is Mastering the Pomodoro® Technique
PT05 Weekly The next suggested course is The Pomodoro® Weekly Individual Process
PT06 Team The next suggested course is The Pomodoro® Team Process

Meet Your Trainer

This course is offered only by Certified Pomodoro® Trainers.


Francesco Cirillo is the owner of Cirillo Consulting, a consulting firm based in Berlin that works with many of the world’s largest companies.


Carlo Garatti is a software developer and coach. Since the nineties he has been interested in Agile and in particular Extreme Programming.

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The Pomodoro® Technique? - It's not just the timer

  • Pomodoro® Processes, Tools, Values, Principles, Rules and Objectives: Why do we need all this?

What is the real problem with time?

  • Depending on time
  • Two aspects of time: succession of events and becoming
  • Dysfunctional responses: running to make it, running away
  • Becoming a time addict

The Pomodoro® Internal Process

  • How do we get out of our dependency on time with the Pomodoro® Technique?
  • Identifying the "Predator": time
  • Playing "the game" with the Predator
  • Turning the Predator into an ally

Shall we play a game?

  • Let's give an example: dealing with the Predator while we're working on an activity

When can we play "the game" with time?

How to effectively and fully apply the Pomodoro® Technique?

  • How to avoid common mistakes?


  • Exercise: recognizing the "Predator"

Question & Answers


As a result of this course, you will be able to:

  • Identify the "Run to make it" strategy and deactivate it
  • Turn time from being an enemy to being an ally of your productivity
  • Increase focus and avoid procrastination

You will know how to apply these elements of the Pomodoro® Technique:

  • Process: The Pomodoro® Internal Process

Price & Conditions

  • The price includes the 2,5 hour course as well as the course material.
  • The prices include VAT (when applicable).
  • Participants in this course will have access to our new Pomodoro® Web/App for the duration of one month.


The Pomodoro® Technique book is not included in the price of this course and should be purchased separately. You can buy it here.


Discounts for groups of four or more are possible.

Please contact us for more details.

Business Registration

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Once you have submitted the information requested in this form, our team will double-check it and send you an email confirming your registration or requesting further clarification. Please note that once your registration request has been approved, you will need to use the registered "Business Email" to be recognized by our accounting system.

Please wait to receive our confirmation email before making purchases.

For further information do not hesitate to contact us.

Cancellation Policy

Regarding the cancellation of training courses (Terms and Conditions paragraph 6.7 Cancellation) in brief:

Notice of a training registrant’s intent to cancel a registration must be made by emailing support@francescocirillo.com and is subject to the following terms:

  • Training registrants whose cancellation request is received in excess of 14 calendar days prior to the start date of the training activity will incur no liabilities.
  • Training registrants whose cancellation request is received within 8 to 14 calendar days prior to the start date of the training activity will incur an administration fee equal to 50% of the obligatory fee.
  • Training registrants whose cancellation request is received within 7 calendar days prior to the start date or after the commencement of the training activity will incur an administration fee equal to 100% of the obligatory fee.

Should we cancel the course, your investment will of course be reimbursed.

We are not responsible for any additional costs incurred by the participant.

Please read our terms and conditions for training courses here.

Choose your course

Can't make it on any of our dates?

We can discuss other options with you


Ann Wilson
Ann Wilson

Special Education Teacher, Washington DC Public Schools

If you struggle with time, and with being organized around time, this is the course for you! It will require an investment of time, of leaving yourself open to new ideas, or trying on new habits, but the reward will change your life!

Useful Resources

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The Accounting Adventure Journal - Episode 02: Emergent Design

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No, sessions are not currently recorded. In the future, we will make a video course series for Pomodoro® Training Programme. If you're interested in our video course, please send us an email (support@francescocirillo.com)

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