Specialised Coaching for Marketing Agencies

As an agency coach, I'm passionate about helping your agency achieve its goals whilst creating a working environment you love.

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Having started, grown and sold my own successful agency (and subsequently retrained to become a coach and online educator), I know what it’s like to be up against it. Whether you’re trying to win new business, manage challenging clients, complete urgent work on short timescales, deal with your staff or freelancers, it feels like there isn’t enough time in the day for everything. It can feel like you’re stuck in a never-ending cycle of work, rinse and repeat… until one day, you wake up and think “what on earth am I doing?”

Trust me, I’ve been there before, both when I sold my agency, and numerous times throughout the years I spent running it. The challenges faced by those running their own digital agency seem endless and it’s not easy to go it alone.

But thankfully, you don’t need to go it alone anymore. As an agency coach & mentor, I’ve worked with 350+ agency owners over the past 15 years. In that time, I’ve encountered (and solved) many different problems. Odds are that I can help you too.

I work with agencies of all shapes and sizes..... PR, Content, Design, Web Development, SEO or Digital: whatever business you’re in, I’m here to help.

Below I have outlined 3 ways you can work with me.

Marketing Agency Coaching - How we can work together...

Rob Da Costa

Work With Me Privately

If you want to get some 1-2-1 guided support from someone who has been in the agency world for the past 30 years and helped over 350 agency owners grow their businesses in a profitable sustainable and enjoyable way then book your free strategy call and let's have a chat.

Join The Self-Running Agency Implementation Group

Learn from me and 30+ other agency owners and implement the EXACT steps to grow a profitable & sustainable agency WITHOUT you needing to be involved at every step of the way.  

In this membership I have captured EVERYTHING I have learned about building your own Self-Running Agency.

So if you want to run a profitable agency with more freedom and scalable, predictable growth - Allow our team of business growth experts to show you how.

The Self-Running Agency

Access All My Knowledge via AskRobAnything 

The World's First AI Marketing Agency Coach

AskRobAnything AI Agency Coach is a custom conversational AI coaching platform designed to give you personalised coaching, mentorship and guidance from me about your agency, based on 30+ years of agency knowledge and experience.

Get Unlimited 24/7 Coaching From A £1m+ Agency Expert For Just £14.99/month

Start, Grow & Convert Your Email List

If email marketing is not your top strategy to generate high-quality leads then trust me, it should be!

In this programme, learn how to generate new email subscribers every day and then nurture and convert them into loyal customers.

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What Type Of Agency Do You Run?


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About Rob

I have 30+ years of commercial business experience. After beginning my career by working in various blue chip companies, I took the leap In 1991 to start my own marketing, PR and design agency. Over the next 11 years, I grew the business into an award-winning agency with 25 staff and revenues in excess of £1.5m. In 2002, I sold the business and then retrained to become a coach and mentor. Since forming Da Costa Coaching in 2007, I have helped over 450 agencies to grow in a sustainable, profitable and enjoyable way.

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Why work with Rob?

Simon Manuel

I went to Rob for coaching to help me decide which direction to take my business in. Rob applied a structured approach that enabled me to determine the best areas to focus on and the types of clients I should pursue. His advice was practical and easy to implement and he was a pleasure to work with. He was also an excellent sounding board when I had difficult decisions to make. I particularly valued the fact that he had previous experience in my sector. I have recommended Rob to friends and will continue to do so.

Simon Manuel

MD, Ink & Dots

Anna Pedroza

Rob helped me move my pricing approach from a time-based model to a value-based model. It took a bit of convincing and courage but he was right to encourage me in this direction. The impact has been HUGE and we have seen our profits increase by 66% in just 12 months.

Anna Pedroza

MD, Pedroza Communications

Tracey Stapleton

I'd been running my agency for a number of years and we had reached a certain stage and found it hard to grow. Rob has run his own agency so 'been there and done it' and could relate to the challenges we face. Rob and his programmed helped give me more structure to work ON the business. Rob has given me so much practical advice that has saved us time, money and enabled us to grow. That is the advantage of working with an agency specific coach.

Tracey Stapleton

Owner,Spa PR

Are we a good fit to work together?