John W. Hudson II

John Hudson


Title: Author, Educator, Founder
Company: Focus Driven Enterprises LLC
Location: Kansas City, Missouri, United States

John W. Hudson II, Author, Educator and Founder at Focus Driven Enterprises LLC, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Educators for dedication, achievements, and leadership in the field of motivational speaking.

Drawing on nearly two decades of inimitable expertise in the field of motivational speaking and suicide prevention, Mr. Hudson is recognized for his exemplary work as the founder and executive director of Reasons 2 Believe Educational Inc., a youth empowerment organization that seeks to promote academic success by strengthening social and emotional bonds. Notable for his work as an author and educator, he has likewise distinguished himself as a consultant with Focus Driven Enterprises LLC, and previously served as an academic coach on behalf of the Kauffman Foundation between 2008 and 2010. Drawing motivation from his accomplishments in overcoming dyslexia, Mr. Hudson initially embarked upon his professional journey as a community support specialist.

A prolific writer, Mr. Hudson has written a number of works in support of his career. Among them, he is the author of “The Fantastic Adventures of Fred Dexter and Friends: Fred Dexter Stops Bullying,” published in 2015, “The Difference that Makes the Difference 7 Keys to Success Recapture Your True S.W.A.G.G.E.R,” released in 2011 and “Ignored and Ignited: H.O.O.P.S of Life” in 2007. To commemorate both his vast body of work as an author, as well as his performance as a motivational speaker, Mr. Hudson has garnered several accolades, including induction into the Webster University Wall of Fame in 2020 and the Reasons to Believe Award from the Kansas City Public School district in 2018.

Mr. Hudson’s accomplishments in the field were born of his academic performance. Holding a bachelor’s degree, he subsequently received a Master of Arts in higher education administration at the University of Saint Mary in 2006 and a Master of Arts in counseling at Webster University in 2014. Looking toward the future, Mr. Hudson aspires to become formally licensed as a counselor and perhaps undertake additional coursework toward a Doctor of Philosophy. Likewise, he hopes to publish several more books and leverage the profits toward media that enshrines the importance of mental wellness.

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