Welcome to Our Academy of Finance
BUSINESS FINANCIAL LITERACY TRAINING & TOOLS FOR ENTREPRENEURS, EMPLOYEES, MANAGERS,
PROFESSIONALS AND STUDENTS

"6 months worth of content in 1 hour using 1 slide. Thank you Marc. The presentation was easy to understand for non-financial Managers."

- Stephen, Founder & CEO, Zambia

Over 2,500 people trained since 2012

In-Person events held in: South Africa, Ghana, South Sudan, India, Rwanda, Botswana, Namibia, Lesotho and Tanzania

Comments from workshops

"I would definitely recommend it to others without any hesitation or doubts"

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"Marc explained everything well, and he simplified every complexity I once faced when I was doing Accounting in High school and in my first year at University. It was an amazing two-day course"

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"Marc is definitely inspiring and really explained everything thoroughly"

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"Very informative and knowledge transformative workshop."

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"Excellent session. Thoroughly enjoyed the training."

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"I came in with no understanding and left with what I feel is a very solid grounding"

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"I recommend this course and feel it was well worth the time. I am truly grateful."

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"Good class to attend. Highly recommendable for an entrepreneur."

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"I finally understand debit and credit accounts."

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"Marc was much fun. Thank you."

Cape to Kigali Financial Literacy Tour
11 countries from Feb to Sep 2023

 Completed (2 Feb-12 Mar '23) 
      abt 5,000km in 5 weeks      
   N e x t (Approx Jun-Sep '23)   
      Dream01: Central      
        Dream02: East        
  Dream03: West & North  
** Started Thursday 2nd February 2023**

* From 2018 the whole of Africa became the market I wanted to serve, instead of just South Africa

* This led to a realisation that I would want to relocate at some point to be more in the middle of my markets 

* Covid, lockdowns and business revenue collapse led to the plan being born in July 2020 for the Tour, by motorbike

* Initially I thought I would leave at the end of 2020 (ha ha ha) - ultimately it took 2 1/2 years of sorting my  life out and prepping before I finally set off on 2 Feb 2023

* Enquiries: marc@itsabreeze.co.za

* Feel free to follow me on the road:

​WHAT WE DO

We fast-track peoples' working knowledge of FINANCE

WHERE WE WORK

Primarily Africa, the Global South and Developing Economies

But given the pervasiveness of Finacial Illiteracy, we respond

to calls for help wherever they come from

THE PROBLEM WE ARE SOLVING

Financial ILL-iteracy

Across the world there is a general void when it comes to a working knowledge of Finance and Accounting, leading to all sorts of clear and hidden costs to people, organisations and societies.


We believe Reckoning (i.e. Accounting and Finance) is the "missing 4th R" of basic literacy that every citizen should be equipped with.

WHO WE SERVE


Employees, Managers and Directors

at medium to large organisations (Corporates, Governments, NGO's)


Entrepreneurs and Small Business Owners

For-Profit; Not-for-Profit; Social or Impact


Professionals and their firms or practices

Lawyers, Doctors, Engineers, Architects, Coaches and Mentors, etc.


Students and Academic Institutions

​OUR NORTH STAR

We align ourselves with the

United Nations Sustainable Development Goals

SDG 8: "Promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all"

SDG 9: which includes an element of “fostering innovation" 

SDG 12: “Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns” 

​CREDENTIALS

"[Marc is] professional, knowledgeable of the subject matter and accessible as a facilitator. I can confidently recommend It's a Breeze for the delivery of this important course for non-financial savvy individuals who need to understand accounting. The course simplifies accounting and makes it less intimidating.”

Rebone Sesoko

Operations Manager, Tsogo Sun Entrepreneurs

"Over the years we have worked closely together and have a deep respect for his intellect and integrity. So much so, that he was recently invited to join us in London for a strategic planning conference. We have no hesitation in recommending him for your Financial Literacy training venture.”

Mark Robilliard

Co-founder, Colour Accounting International

"The Colour Accounting workshops have been well received and the feedback from entrepreneurs has been positive. We are looking forward to continue incorporating the Color Accounting workshop into the programme again this year .”

Mbali Zamisa

Enterprise Programme Coordinator, SAB Foundation

“Feedback we received from all participants was overwhelmingly positive. Marc had remarkable energy and excitement for his topic and displayed a true passion for educating our entrepreneurs. I can, without hesitation, recommend Marc and It's a Breeze.”

Matthew Smart

Development Facilitator - Accounts and Finance, 

Riversands Incubation Hub

​MEET THE FOUNDER

Marc is at heart inspired by possibility.


He has an MBA from the University of Cape Town, and over 30 years’ experience in a wide range of environments - corporate, small business, NGO and Government.  He spent the first 10 years of his career in the corporate world, mostly in the financial services sector.  After completing his MBA in 1997, Marc’s social orientation began to shape the environments within which he worked, which led to a move to the affordable housing sector.  From 2010 Marc’s emphasis shifted to entrepreneurial mentoring, lecturing and facilitation.  From 2012 to 2021 he was a distributor and facilitator for the international Colour Accounting Financial Literacy workshop. Marc has personally run over 150 in-person Financial Literacy workshops in South Africa, Ghana, South Sudan, India, Rwanda, Botswana, Namibia, Lesotho and Tanzania, and has facilitated an additional 650 one-on-one Financial Literacy sessions for small businesses.


Marc has an engaging story-telling style that inspires discovery learning.  He leaves delegates empowered with their own confidence and owning their learnings.  With a combination of being professional and down-to-earth he inspires people to participate in empowered learning.


Marc is inspired by the rising of a new Africa.

https://www.linkedin.com/in/marc-fx-johnson/

CONTACT

Call or Whatsapp Marc on +27 83 445 5564

E-mail: hello@itsabreeze.co.za

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