The Self-Running Agency Implementation Group


The Step-by-Step System To Building a Self-Running Agency

The programme is currently open for enrolment 


What's In The Self-Running Agency Implementation Group?


Your own agency Support coach

Get the benefit of 1-2-1 coaching from an experienced coach (who started, grew and sold his own agency and went on to coach over 250 agencies) AT A FRACTION OF THE PRICE.

The programme includes 3 x 1-2-1 sessions with Rob. 


Over 30-hours of online Video resources

You will have lifetime access to over 30 hours of online videos resources, tools and templates(including all new content added in the future) as well as tools and templates.

You also have access to set of training courses that you can share with your team to help train and develop them.


Group Support

The programme includes twice monthly group coaching calls where you can pose questions and network with other agency owners .  

You also have access to a private members-only discussion forum to post questions, overcome obstacles, share successes and access previous group call recordings.


So much more than online training

Research shows that as few as 15% of course students actually complete an online course.  I have seen it myself, so I have set out to create a hybrid programme to support you to complete the programme.  This programme consists of a combination of 1-2-1 calls with Rob, bi-weekly LIVE Q&A sessions, access to an agency community, where you can ask and answer questions.


Your Pathway To Your Self-Running Agency

  • Win back Time
    • I recognise that we are all pushed for time so you'll start the program by learning how to win back 30 minutes a day to work on your agency
  • Clarity on where you are headed 
    • A clear 12-month plan that you have begun implementing
  • Confidence to consistently win new ideal clients
    • A sales and marketing machine that is delivering results
  • An empowered Team
    • Key to creating your Self-Running Agency is to empower your team: ensuring they  step up, are accountable and take responsibility

Listen to what Tracey Stappleton from Spa PR had to say about being a member of The Self-Running Agency Group

George Milne is the MD of charity marketing agency, Audience FC, listen to hear thoughts on being a member of The Self-Running Agency Group

Rob Da Costa

Still not sure?

Book a FREE strategy call with Rob to discuss your agency's key challenges & see if the programme is a good fit for you?

Hear why Amanda Williams from Storm Communications joined The Self-Running Agency Group

Learn why Mandy Queen, owner of Cred Communications felt the programme was great value


My Story

I started my marketing agency back in the early 90s with exuberant youthful optimism of growing a business that would give me control flexibility, freedom and fantastic income.

Over the next 11 years we grew the agency to have 25 staff with turnover of about £1.5 million. However, as we grew, instead of giving me more flexibility and freedom, I found myself tied to the agency more than ever - with clients and staff looking at ME to solve their problems and support them.

Ultimately I found myself working for a much tougher boss than I had when I was an employee!  

Rob Da Costa

Something needed to change! 

What I needed to do was focus on getting the structures in place to build a self-running agency. Now that doesn't mean an agency that could run without me but rather, an agency that would be more self-sufficient and less dependent on me, giving me the flexibility and freedom that I so craved.

Instead of making that change, I decided the best option was to sell the agency and move on.  Now I don't regret that decision but if I could do it all again or go back and give my younger self some advice, I would say "focus on building a self-running agency that gives you flexibility, control, income and freedom."

The Self-Running Agency Implementation Group is born out of my own experience as an agency owner plus my time working with many hundreds of agency owners over the past 14 years, and seeing that they all share in the same aspirations and challenges as I did.  Challenges we tackle in The Self-Running Agency Implementation Group.


Here’s what people are saying about Rob

Agency Accelerator
Anna Pedroza

Owner, Pedroza Comms

Rob help increase our profits by 66%

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
Kerry Watkins

MD, Social Brighton

Brillian actionable advice 

Rob has provided so much brilliant advice for our business! Not only has Rob got heaps of expertise and knowledge that we can benefit from, but he also has great practical and actionable advice.  Each meeting with Rob includes a 'wow' moment of something new that makes us really excited. I have total trust in Rob to help us grow our agency in a positive and stress free way - it's like having a trusted business partner that is invested in the company.

Agency Accelerator
Shelley Hoppe

MD,  Spoon agency

A coach with real agency experience

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.


Grow Your Agency With Confidence And Clarity

Lifetime access (& updates) to 30+ hours of online reserouces & trainings



 3 x 1-2-1 coaching sessions with Rob



Twice monthly group sessions to ask questions, network and create accountability

VALUED AT £3,600

Pricing Plan

You have 3 pricing options

Pay in full for lifetime access 

(includes 3 x 1-2-1 calls with Rob)


3 x monthly payments for lifetime access

(includes 3 x 1-2-1 calls with Rob)

3 x £449

Monthly subscription

(content & group calls)




100% Satisfaction Guarantee for 30-Days

I am confident you will get at least 10 times the value you invest in the programme but I want all my members to be 100% happy.  Provided you have engaged in the programme yet for whatever reason you are unhappy, simply drop me an email within the first 30-days explaining why and I will refund you 100% of your investment.


Don’t wait! Look at what past clients have to say about this programme

Agency Accelerator
Sally Alexander

MD, Ambleglow

This programme is a no brainer!

After a number of successful years, we wanted move into the next phase of our growth by redefine our offering. Joining the programme was an ideal move. Rob has been instrumental in helping us understand where we are now and where we want to be, and the tools and processes that we need to get there. It was great to not only learn from Rob but also the other people on the programme.

For the cost, The Agency Accelerator is a no brainer

Simone Hayes

Director, Agility Marketing

Confidence and focus

Joining the Agency Accelerator has been super helpful in planning for the next stages of Agility’s growth.  It has provided me with a forum to discuss specific challenges and also meet a great group of fellow agency owners for me to share with and learn from.

Agency Accelerator
Wayne Murray

Strategy Director, Audience

I'd recommend the programme to any agency owner!

I was one of 2 people from Audience that joined the 2019 Agency Accelerator Programme. A key goal for me was around managing time, and particularly how to balance time spent on day to day work versus business strategy. Rob was amazing, and the tailored approach gave me clear direction and a roadmap to keep things manageable and on track. This was balanced by lots of super useful practical real-life tips and I learned a lot from the other members who may not be in the same sector but (reassuringly) had similar challenges to us!

In terms of cost and time invested, the programme delivered on all fronts. I’d recommend it to any agency leader trying to make a clear step change in how they operate.

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