Who We Are
Sink or swim? Not on our watch.
Healthcare is an industry in crisis, and when burnout plagues the workplace, it impacts the vitality, effectiveness, and health of EVERYONE, including patients.
Most hospitals and medical organizations operate under the notion that burnout is the sole responsibility of the individual. We couldn’t disagree more.
We know that burnout emerges from inefficiencies from the top that trickle down, and consequently impact those on the front lines. We believe that accountability and responsibility for strong leadership and advocacy falls on all team players, regardless of position. We care about empowering healthcare employees and managers to make much needed changes for the good of our industry.
If you’re a physical or occupational therapist, you’ve likely experienced some level of burnout. If so, you know it can take all shapes and sizes. It causes us to sink slowly and deeply, to the point of sheer exhaustion and even despair. We understand that burnout is a result of a dysfunctional work environment that negatively impairs individual and team performance.
We know how to help you and/or your team in a meaningful way that yields measurable outcomes, because we all want to learn to swim, not sink.
We value integrity above all. We implement a holistic, client-centered, occupation-based approach towards burnout prevention. We consider how all intrinsic and extrinsic factors come together to influence your performance, and it is reflected in all our courses and workshops we have available.
We value giving back. Although this brand is young, giving runs deep in our souls and we believe it’s never too early or late to make a positive impact in this world. Each quarter, we donate 3% of profits to humanitarian and environmental charities.
Meet The Team
We are a small, yet mighty married PT / OT team. Early in our careers, we both experienced burnout. Feeling stuck and hopeless at work, we realized we needed to recognize the problem and get down to solutions. We are excited to help build a better healthcare industry for PTs and OTs by giving you the help we never had.
Erika del Pozo MOT, OTR/L
Co- Founder and CEO
Erika del Pozo, MOT, OTR/L holds a BA in Dance and Master’s in Occupational Therapy from Nova Southeastern University. Erika has practiced in outpatient pediatrics for the majority of the past five years. She also has experience working with older adults with progressive neurological conditions and created a modified-dance curriculum for adults with Parkinson’s Disease in Boca Raton, FL. Erika served as an adjunct professor at Nova Southeastern University for three semesters from 2016-2018, collaborating with Dr. Lambdin-Pattavina to teach Occupational Analysis and Human Interactions. Erika’s special interests include work well-being and burnout prevention in healthcare. She launched Joy Energy Time LLC in 2017 and is the CEO and co-founder. After experiencing her own personal journey of significant burnout as an occupational therapist, Erika decided to dedicate herself to help healthcare professionals and organizations address the ongoing challenges of burnout. Erika has taken the following live continuing education courses relevant to this area: Beating Burnout in a Healthcare Setting! Achieving a Strong Work-Life Balance! In June 2017 created by Dr. Kirsten Davin, and Health Coaching Certification for Health Care Practitioners in August 2017 by Sanford Bates in Fort Lauderdale. Erika created Bash the Burnout for Healthcare Professionals continuing education course , which is approved by the Florida Board of Occupational Therapy.
Michael T Frasso
Co- Founder and CFO
Michael obtained his doctorate in physical from Nova Southeastern University in 2014. Originally from Reading, PA, Michael has been working extensively in the outpatient orthopedic setting since graduation, being a clinic manager for 2 of those years. Having suffered burnout in the past, Michael helped launch Joy Energy Time LLC in 2017 with Erika, and continues to contribute knowledge and experience from physical therapy to discovering ways to improve work well being and reducing burnout for other PTs and OTs through continuing education and JET’s podcast; Burnt Out To Lit Up. Michael is one of the co-contributors to Bash The Burnout for Healthcare Professionals, a live and online CEU on burnout prevention in healthcare.