The Arena Labs Philosophy

The world’s highest performers – elite military, Olympic and professional athletes, creative artists, and more – spend years training and cultivating stress, energy, and recovery management skills across individuals and teams.

Arena Labs extends these same training methodologies and frameworks to the frontlines of medicine to create a new approach we call High Performance Medicine©.

Designed for Humans. Built for Healthcare.

We Serve the “Service Archetype"

Service archetypes are the men and women who move society forward – in healthcare, education, the military and law enforcement. A desire to do hard things, impact lives, and serve can come at a cost, without the right tools. We provide the tools.

Micro > Macro

We invest deeply in the individual clinician to provide a tailored experience around goals and needs. Our belief is that in the aggregate, we change culture.

Normalizing Performance, Not Burnout

Burnout is a problem. But it’s a negative narrative that focuses on being broken. We focus upstream, on the aspirational narrative and tools of flourishing to equip clinicians with preventative tools and frameworks.

The Least Important Part of Patient Safety… Is the Patient

Our team believes that world-class patient quality + safety comes when the clinician feels empowered with the tools to perform and flourish day-to-day.

On-Demand Coaching

Create a one-on-one relationship with your coach through an at your fingertips chat feature. Your coach has insights into your progress and can help dive into and understand your own personal data.

Be a Trusted Teammate

We take our role in working with frontline clinicians, their data and insights very seriously. Data privacy and security are central in all that we do. But, in leading with trust, we create data and insights that help our hospital partners make better human capital decisions.

Hear From Our Clinicians

  • “I’ve been in super stressful situations at work where I’ve deployed the breathing tools I learned in Strive and it quickly calms me down and allows me to focus and improve my performance. Overall, I think it is really fantastic."

    Holly Gonzales, MD
    Cardiology Attending
  • "By practicing through the use of Arena Strive tools and techniques when we are not physically or emotionally stressed these become the new way of responding to ourselves and slowly replace the old behaviors."

    Krystle Walaski, RN
    ECMO Coordinator
  • “My expectation going into Strive was I wanted some better ways to cope with stress and I wanted to do an internal exploration of whether I wanted to stay in healthcare. Now I am aware that there is a lot of science and research and how to deal with stress. Instead of feeling like the only option I had was to react, I learned I can affect how I respond, to take an active approach. It’s been very very very helpful. My husband wants to say thank you that I am re-dedicated to my current role as an NP. It’s made a big difference.”

    Darla Deese, NP
    Advanced Practice Provider
  • “Thinking about taking a break from medicine was really scary, but I knew I was feeling burnt out… I thought performance was about controlling all the factors. Now it’s turned into a more introspective ‘what can I do to sustain the chaos that is going on around me and have agency over how [I] want to be and who [I] want to be.”

    Lilly Zenor, PA-C
    Critical Care PA
  • “My most utilized tools inside and outside the hospital are the diaphragmatic breath and physiologic sigh. It’s a fantastic way to trigger the parasympathetic nervous system, so I can stabilize myself while I’m operating, when I’m encountering a difficult issue, and also to decompress after a long day.”

    Dr. Natalie Krane, MD
    Head & Neck Surgeon
    Oregon Health and Science University