It IS possible to have it all.
Own your time.
Drop the drama.
My life wasn’t always a dream.
There was a time where I was beyond burned out.
I was miserable because I thought my job didn’t value me,
I was overwhelmed by having too much to do in not enough time,
and I spent entire days rehashing 2 min interactions with a toxic person.
I was chasing my boss’s praise and devastated when it didn’t arrive.
I was eating to feel better and couldn’t fit into anything but scrubs.
I developed the worst sleep of my life.
I was exhausted.
I found myself wondering, “is this all there is?”
Not. Even. Close.
I had it all wrong.
I developed the best sleep of my life without medication.
I now know that there is always more than enough time.
I create my own opportunities even if I’m not the boss’s favorite.
“Because I don’t want to” is the only reason I need to decline “opportunities.”
I can snuggle on the couch watching Netflix with my babies,
even if the kitchen sink is full of dirty dishes and there are no clean clothes in the house.
Imagine if you believed…
There is more than enough time.
You are good enough.
Meet Your Instructor
Christina A. Arnold, MD is a practicing full-time physician, just like you.
She is also a certified professional coach with more than 1,200 hours of physician coaching experience.
She helps physicians achieve freedom while staying in medicine by working less and negotiating for your worth.
What My Clients Are Saying
The most impactful example I can give is how Dr. Arnold coached me to believe in my self-worth and speak my truth about it. She taught me how to negotiate without allowing my thoughts to hold me back. She taught me how golden uncomfortable silence during a negotiation could be. Instead of making it mean something about me she allowed me to see that maybe it was the perfect amount of silence. Maybe it could mean absolutely nothing at all. Or I could make it mean that I had made a convincing point. Or I could make it mean that I was saying the exact right words to help my boss realize my worth and seriously consider my request. The result of my new thoughts…. An over $40K pay increase in the middle of a pandemic.
Our thoughts are so incredibly powerful and can completely change our results. Dr. Arnold is an amazing coach and has really helped me uncover the power of my thoughts and has helped me see a potential in myself that I was not allowing myself to see before. Thank you so much Dr. Arnold!
Dr. Elizabeth Aguirre
There are just not enough positive things to say about my coaching experience with Christina Arnold. She just gets it, and she knew exactly how to help me get it. I had no idea how mean I was to myself. She helped me see that. I had no idea how much my mindset was holding me back. She helped me see that. Her coaching has helped me to become a much more authentic version of myself and excel in areas that I have previously held myself back. Christina helped me learn to acknowledge thoughts that weren’t working for me and how to change them to more powerful thoughts that served me better.
For a long time now, I've wished to work on making my life better, more enjoyable, and more satisfying for myself. But I never had the time and never knew how! Dr. Arnold's podcast and sessions have been incredible at opening up this new thought space for me. She articulates the thoughts, feelings, and problems shared by so many of us and teases them apart in such a gentle manner. After every 1-on-1 session with her, I immediately feel lighter, freer, and more at peace with myself. I cannot recommend Dr. Arnold highly enough, and working with her will surely get you closer to living your best life!
Dr. Anna B. Owczarczyk
I have been listening to Dr. Arnold's “Your Path in Focus” podcast since its inception; the content seems perfectly curated for where I am in my pathology training. Having never worked with a coach, I was hesitant to reach out to Dr. Arnold. I am grateful that I did take the chance, as my first coaching session opened so many doors to self-reflection and subsequent action. In the six months following my coaching session, I let go of projects, thoughts, and assumptions that were not serving me. I participated in the inaugural UpLevelMD month-long course this summer, and it made me realize how far I had come in shaping my own thoughts in a productive, healthy way. Dr. Arnold – I hope to someday run into you on a hiking trail in the Rockies! Until then, here’s to taking risks, learning from failure, and loving life.
Working with Christina was both fun and deeply effective. As a mid-career family physician I have worked with a number of great physician life coaches, but Christina brings something joyful and unique to the coaching space. She is truly fluent in coaching on all areas of life, both professional and personal, and seems equally at ease in both spheres. She also has a way of coaching compassionately on deep, heavy topics while never trivializing concerns that may seem more narrow. During the month I spent in UpLevel MD, I received amazing support from the community of female physicians in my cohort, both emotional support and practical career-building help. I looked forward to every meeting, and meeting one on one with Christina helped move me forward on my journey enormously. It was amazing how much transformation I experienced during our short time - knowing I had a team of awesome physicians rooting for me pushed me to take massive action in my life in a way I couldn’t have done on my own.
Dr. Rene Rickert
Several months into my new job after fellowship, I was already feeling burned out and stretched too thin. I tried other types of “therapy/coaching” with no success. Fortunately, I came across Christina who specifically works with physicians and is a physician herself with a similar experience. During one-on-one coaching with Dr. Arnold, she was able to help me remember the “why” I went into medicine, what truly matters to me, and negotiate for the job of my dreams. She helped me take action and see results! I highly recommend Dr. Arnold and so grateful I found her early in my career!
Dr. Arnold is one of the best coaches I have worked with: She’s great at getting right to the heart of the issue. She’s a positive voice who has given me hope on a difficult career challenge I’m currently facing as an attending obstetrician gynecologist. Each session has led to so many helpful insights. Best of all, at the end of each session we formulate a plan so that I can feel empowered to continue the work in getting me where I want to be. Thank you Dr. Arnold!
Dr. Vandana Raman
I feel very fortunate that I was able to work with Dr. Arnold for several one on one coaching sessions. She has all the great qualities of an excellent coach--kindness, empathy and wisdom.
Our coaching sessions helped me approach situations from a growth mindset and always left me feeling empowered. She is absolutely wonderful and I am so grateful that I had the opportunity to work with her.
Dr. Ilse Larson
Dr. Arnold is simply a gem! I have worked with her in private coaching sessions. Dr. Arnold is a natural teacher and shares her experiences and insights with humble generosity. As a 1:1 coach she asks poignant and sometimes difficult questions, but always with kindness, curiosity, and absolutely no judgement – this is exactly what I’ve needed to make real change in my life. Although much of our coaching has focused on my role as an academic physician, working with her on personal relationships and non-work issues has been equally fruitful. I recommend Dr. Arnold wholeheartedly for anyone looking for a coach or a coaching program!
Dr. Sara Zadeh
As a listener of Christina’s podcast from the very beginning, I am impressed with the content she continually provides for her audience. It’s educational, practical, and genuine with a twist of fun. I’ve struggled with feeling like an impostor which has only amplified as I’ve progressed through my career as a pathologist. Through the Your Path in Focus podcasts and UplevelMD course, I am taking an active role in combating those false feelings that no one (including myself) likes to think or talk about. Listening to Christina coach and engaging with her in one-on-one sessions has equipped me with useful strategies and tools I can use to continue my self-development in multiple areas of my life. Highly recommend her coaching services to anyone looking to spice up their life with a sprinkle of personal growth. Thank you for what you are doing, Christina!