In my first job, I was beyond burned out.

I thought I was completely broken.

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.
My mind was stuck on rehashing 2 min interactions 24/7.
I was chasing other people's approval and devastated when it didn’t arrive.
I was eating to feel better and eventually couldn’t fit into anything but scrubs.
I developed the worst sleep of my life.
I was always exhausted.

I found myself wondering, “is this all there is for the rest of my life?”

Not. Even. Close.

Turns out, I had it wrong.

I was never broken.

I was bracing for my next transformation.

I now know how to get the best sleep of my life.

I now know how to create more than enough time.

I now know how to make my own 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.

I learned how to take care of me, no matter what.

In this way, I am not the problem; I am always the solution.

You are too.

Join me Today to find out how.

Sound Appealing?

Life can be Easier.


Inside Your Path In Focus (YPIF) coaching, you get all of this:


✅Feel PEACE regardless of how packed your schedule is.

✅ENJOY work and be PRESENT at home free of guilt.

✅Create EASE and FREEDOM now without waiting for your mother-in-law to leave.

✅Get the best sleep of your LIFE.

✅Know how to deal with difficult people without becoming one.


The process is SIMPLE.

Results can be immediate.

Life really can be easier.

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Imagine if you truly believed…


You are GOOD ENOUGH just as you are.


There is ALWAYS more than enough time.


You don't HAVE to do anything.


You are VALUED.


Life can be EASIER.


PEACE and CALM are available


ANYTIME you want it.

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Meet Your Coach

Christina A. Arnold is a full-time Master level certified professional-life coach and part time physician. She found coaching through her own recovery from burnout. Today, she helps people feel better Now by working LESS.

Considering joining the 6mo private coaching program? Click here to schedule your free 50min consultation to see if we are a good fit.

What My Clients Are Saying


Dr. Struggling

Before joining UpLevelMD I was struggling to find balance in my life. I thought it was just at work, but during the course I realized I was lacking balance in all aspects of my life. To an outsider, I probably looked like I had it all together – I am in a great leadership position, I have a good marriage and thriving kids, but on the inside, I was struggling to keep it all together.  I felt like I was working ALL THE TIME and that I always needed to do more and prove myself. As such, I was tired and I honestly I was sad because I felt like I was missing out on time with my family.  With Christina’s coaching I was able to retrain my thoughts. I realized it was only me and my own thoughts that were standing in the way of my dream balanced life! I learned to make boundaries from a place of love (love for others and love for myself) and my family is the better for it. I am working less AND I got a promotion.

Honestly, I was VERY skeptical about coaching and if this process would work for me. I am SO glad that I stepped out of my comfort zone and invested in myself. This course works. Christina is amazing.

Dr. K

Having Christina Arnold as your coach is like having all your best friends rolled into one amazing person. She's kind, compassionate, wise, thoughtful and challenges me to think differently about my life and my mental constructs. She's also just a wonderful example of living one's truth and you can tell by just seeing the energy she brings to any interaction. Her advice also helped me secure a $20,000 raise at my clinical job while cutting back to part time! I feel lucky to have had her as my coach and I know you'll feel the same!

Dr. Rashna Meunier

I started listening to Dr. Arnold's podcast Your Path In Focus and couldn't get enough.  Hungry for a bit more, I signed up for UpLevelMD and I'm so glad I did. Dr. Arnold gave me tools and techniques that have improved my communication and leadership skills. The group sessions allowed me to connect with a group of physicians who face similar professional challenges. Their support and comradery have been a gift in and of itself. In one-on-one sessions Dr. Arnold provides thoughtful and insightful feedback. I am grateful I found this program and would recommend it to anyone looking to make a change. 

Dr. Anonymous

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.


Dr. Anonymous

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.

Dr. G

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. Mar

Dr Arnold is amazing with helping you see things differently in your life to help you overcome obstacles. She helped me make significant improvements in my personal relationships just by working on myself without trying to change the other person. She gives you actionable advice to get you past your blocks. Dr Arnold showed me how much processing your feelings can help. Additionally the recorded lessons offer valuable insights and tips. I’m so glad to have been in Uplevel MD, thank you!


Dr. Anonymous

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. Treynor

Dr. Arnold is a gifted coach with moxie & magic in her pocket. Her joy, humor and wisdom transformed my thinking in a beautiful way. When I said my coaching investment will be worth it if I can get a commensurate director raise for my pathology group, I will always remember her tilting her head with a gentle laugh and saying “do you see, that’s where you’re wrong?!” — and I realized the value was in my brain, investing in my happiness--that my work is not how much money I find for my practice as the managing partner. Self worth has been a 40 year journey and Christina showed me a key-- so liberating!

Dr. Katie Sackett

I was introduced to Dr. Arnold's podcasts by twitter.  I felt that she was describing many aspects of my life, without even knowing me.  I will tell you that as a physician mom who works fulltime, the time commitment for her class is so worth it.  Dr. Arnold is so gifted at what she does, and showed me a whole new level of insight on many areas I was struggling with, and some I didn't even know existed.  One of the most useful aspects of this class was practicing the thought model, which helped be more decisive, feel more in control of my own life, and not let things get me down so much.  I apply the model to many professional and personal decisions I make daily.  I would recommend this course if you are looking to get some incredible insight on your thoughts and decision making process, your relationships, etc.  I cherished my group sessions, and was so genuinely inspired by the women physicians I met.  We are all in this together. 

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. 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. 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!


Dr. Thomas Denize

Dr. Arnold had changed my life, first with her podcast, then her private coaching sessions, and now with her summer session with group coaching. She helped me see the good in every situation, including the challenging ones, to talk to my brain and to accept that reality always wins. I went from being miserable to loving my life, I am more accepting of others, and am on the path to becoming the best version of myself. Thank you so much Dr. Arnold.

Dr. Jill Arnold (Not related!)

It has been such a pleasure to work with Dr. Arnold. I began working with her due to a non-specific feeling of "being stuck". After our first session I felt exponentially more motivated! She has helped me work through my thoughts and feelings around moving, work-life balance and starting a new business. Whether I come to her with a specific topic, a vague idea, or with a million thoughts in my head, her coaching leaves me feeling empowered and lighter. Dr. Arnold was born to be a coach!

Tappy Gish, MSIV UWSOM

 As an incoming resident for this year’s pathology match, talking through my decision-making strategies with Dr. Arnold was enormously beneficial. She effortlessly guided me through my short term and long-term goals; giving me the opportunity to step back, shape and narrow my overall focus. With such a kind, caring and supportive demeanor, discussing difficult topics with her comes naturally. Not only did we cover the main topics I had in mind, but she took the remaining time to help work with me on reshaping my thought processes. Fantastic tools that I believe everyone should have access to and that I, personally will continue to use. I believe people come into our lives for a reason, and what an opportunity this was to work with such a wonderful and intelligent person that is so passionate about improving so many lives. Thank you so much Dr. Arnold.

Lauren J. (Engel) Miller, MJ, MLS(ASCP)CM

Dr. Arnold’s Mastermind on Interviewing was phenomenal and incredibly helpful as I prepare for residency interviews. The advice she offered is practical and actionable, and the insight she provided on the interview process helped qualm my nerves about the entire process. I cannot thank Dr. Arnold enough for this session!


Gemma Lumicisi

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