Unicorn Doctor was founded in 2021 by Ann Cooley, MD. After struggling with her weight for years, Ann decided to try life coaching in hopes of weight loss. It worked. She learned how to manage her mind and she lost 60 pounds and has kept it off. During that time – in the middle of the Covid-19 pandemic, she also worked nights as an emergency medicine physician. The funny thing was that by the time she received her first vaccine dose, she realized that, because of having actively managed her mind throughout the pandemic, she had actually enjoyed her job as a physician more than ever before.

It was from that place of love for busy professionals also struggling with burnout and life satisfaction that Ann trained with The Life Coach School to become a certified life coach and she founded Unicorn Doctor. The mission is to fight back against the belief that the only way to exist in your career is by being fed up and burnt out and that, if you are not, there must be something wrong with you. Unicorn Doctor would love nothing more than to work with you to show you that there is a different option. You can be happy in your career and with your life right now and nothing outside of you needs to change in order for that to happen. Let me show you how.

Ann Cooley

When I first came up with the idea for Unicorn Doctor, I was looking for a way to cut back clinically. Like many people working in healthcare, I was convinced that, in order to be happier, I needed to work less. I had lost weight working with a life coach and I saw this business as an opportunity to help other people lose weight too. The irony was that, once I started training as a coach, I was coaching myself less about weight and more about my job as an emergency physician. By the end, I had completely fallen back in love with working as a doctor, and I had remade my life into something truly amazing. That was when I knew that Unicorn Doctor would be shifting focus. Helping other busy professionals find joy in their work right now and craft an intentional life is one of my favorite things. I can’t wait to work with you too.