Meet Erika

Hola!

“If you’re burned out at work, you can’t be your best self.”​ – That me.

I’m Erika, originally from Miami, Florida. You could describe this Cuban-American as quirky, passionate, and kombucha-obsessed.

I experienced burnout within the first two years of my occupational therapy career. I had an ugly-cry moment on a Wednesday afternoon in front of my coworkers. Little did I know, that was only the beginning of a long road of burnout.

As an ‘OTpreneur,’ educator, podcaster, and speaker, I have set off to create this brand inspired by my own painful experiences with burnout throughout my career. I became passionate about creating a community where I can uplift healthcare professionals.

If we can focus on growing ourselves and being role models at work, we can pave the way and reshape healthcare culture. I know there is no one-size-fits-all solution to burnout.

I also know that many problems that lead to burnout are deeply rooted in the healthcare system. That’s why I work hard to ensure the content created in the name of Joy Energy Time reflects the holistic, intertwined nature of the person, team, and organizational challenges related to burnout.

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Get to Know Me:

🌙 My husband Mike and I spent two years traveling the country as he took on physical therapy assignments up the Pacific coast. We are currently based in Colorado!

🌙 I’m a second generation Cuban-American and fluent in Spanglish: A mix of English and Spanish.

🌙 I’m a Virgo Sun, Capricorn Moon, Aries Rising. Translation: energetic perfectionist that finds purpose through work.

🌙 Charcuterie and cheese boards are LIFE. Convince me otherwise.

🌙 Current and forever favorites: coffee, plants #proudplantmom 🌱, hiking, kombucha, high top shoes, cats, all things autumn, handstands, traveling, writing, reading, meditating, journaling, astrology, and crocheting (newbie here!)

Formal Bio

Born and raised in Miami, FL, Cuban-American Erika del Pozo MOT, OTR/L is a creative “OTpreneur.” She holds a BA in Dance and Master’s in Occupational Therapy from Nova Southeastern University.

Erika’s special interests include promoting work well-being and burnout prevention in healthcare. She is the founder of Joy Energy Time, a community dedicated to brightening  healthcare with strategies and resources to navigate burnout and squeeze the most out of life.

Erika has been invited to present courses and lectures at regional and national conferences, continuing education platforms, universities, and various industries, including the healthcare and tech industries.

Erika is also the creator and co-host of the Burnt Out to Lit Up Podcast, holistic wellness and lifestyle show. Through personal anecdotes and guest interviews, Erika aims to empower listeners with tools to be their #MostLitUpSelf in and out of work and discusses current high-level challenges in healthcare.

Erika is currently committed to conducting research with an Industrial and Organizational Psychology team at Colorado State University. She and her team are examining the impact that job crafting has on burnout among healthcare professionals.

Book Erika to Speak

With her lighthearted and energetic speaking style, Erika delivers in-person and virtual customized workshops, courses, presentations, and guest lectures all aimed at helping attendees to successfully cultivate their own work-life harmony and create sustainable strategies to mitigate burnout. What you’ll learn about in Erika’s session:

-The Burnout Scale explained

-What burnout is and what it isn’t

-Looking at burnout from all angles: individual, team, and organizational

-Physiological and social factors that turn little stressors into big-time burnout

-Burnout traps in the workplace

-Nature (personality) vs nurture (environment) that lead to burnout

-Getting to the ROOT of the problem and not just targeting the symptoms

-Why personal self-care alone is nice but not the solution to burnout

-How to realistically incorporate long-term internal and external recovery methods

-Why work-life balance is NOT the ideal (and what truly is)

-Cultivating the courage to go beyond not being burned out and squeezing the MOST out of life

Send an email to info (at) joyenergytime (dot) com for all speaking inquiries or fill out our contact form here.