Rob's Story

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Why work with Rob Da Costa?

People need different support at different times. I'm here to help. Sometimes people need a coach to lead them to the right choice in a situation. Sometimes they need an advisor who can give them clarity and perspective and be more directive. And sometimes they need a friendly expert who is in 'their corner'.  After all, it is 'lonely at t he top!"

I work with agencies of all shapes and sizes - from a 1-person business to 25+ staff. PR, Content, Design, Web Development, SEO or Digital: whatever business you’re in, I’m here to help. With the knowledge and experience I’ve accumulated over the past 15 years coaching (plus 11-years running my own 25-person agency), I’m ready to make a real difference for you and your business.

Experience counts

I have 30+ years of business experience. After beginning my career by working in various marketing roles, 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 been helping owner-managed agencies to grow and create the kind of organisations they dream of.

My coaching style is empathic yet challenging, with a constant focus on results. I am totally passionate about the work I do, and am dedicated to making a real difference in your business.

Why work with Rob?

Rob has been a 'critical friend' to me and my business for some years. A couple of years ago he knew I was struggling with defining my services and positioning and that my business was suffering as a result. He asked me one simple question that immediately gave me clarity, direction and a sense of purpose in my business, and set me on the road to my current success, running a business with a six figure turnover, travelling the world doing something I love and get well paid for it. What was that one question? You'll need to work with Rob to find out.

Steve Bustin

Public Speaking Coach

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

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

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