How Can I Help You?


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

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. It’s not easy to go it alone.


But thankfully, you don’t need to go it alone anymore. As a business coach & mentor, I’ve worked with 300+ agency owners over the past 14 years. In that time, I’ve encountered (and solved) many different problems. Odds are that I can help you too. 

Have a read of the links below and when you are ready, book a free strategy call with me.


How can I help you?


Being heard in a crowded market

  • Find it hard to be heard in a crowded market place? 
  • Struggle to reach your target customer? 
  • Unclear about what makes you TRULY different?

    Winning more profitable business

  • Work long hours to please your clients (without earning the profits you deserve)?
  • Wish clients valued your work more?
  • Unsure how to write the winning proposal?

    Client Retention & Growth

  • Have poor client retention rates?
  • Not sure how to go about growing existing business?
  • Lack a clear client development strategy?

    Recruit, retain and train the best staff

  • Struggle to hire the right staff?

  • Need to upskill your employees?

  • Want to retain top talent more easily?


    How I work with you



  • We take one step forward and one step back!
  • I feel like the business has hit a wall, and can't go any further. 
  • I need a trusted adviser to help me move my agency forward.


  • I need my team to work together more effectively.
  • We don’t have efficient,  goal-orientated management meetings.
  • I'm interested in group coaching.

    Leadership & Management Training

  • There is a big gulf between leaders & staff in my agency.  
  • I need my next tier of talent to step up.
  • I want to develop my junior team so we can retain them.

    Online Learning

  • We don’t have time to do face to face coaching. 
  • I want to network with other agency owners.
  • I need to up-skill myself.

    About Rob Da Costa

    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 300 agencies to grow in a sustainble, profitable and enjoyable way.


    Why Work With Rob?

    Agency Accelerator
    Anna Pedroza

    MD, Pedroza Communications

    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.

    Agency Accelerator
    Shelley Hoppe

    MD, Spoon Agency

    I wanted a coach who had good empathy with me and could help us grow our business. Since Rob had built his own agency he understood where we were at and where we wanted to get to. His help has given us the tools and confidence to grow our agency significantly, even in a challenging economy

    Mustard Marketing
    Simon dunn

    Partner, Mustard Marketing

    We've been working with Rob for many years now and over that time he has acted as a 'north star', keeping us on track and guiding us through growing our business. Rob has helped us deal with many challenges, everything from being recognised as a valued partner to clients, to dealing with the inevitable HR headaches. Rob's balanced advice has enabled us to make difficult decisions with confidence and has resulted in a more honed and profitable business