JOHN W. HUDSON- BIO

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John Hudson is an award-winning author, speaker, and musician, most known for his
best-selling books. John Hudson exceeds expectations by empowering individuals to
follow their dreams and achieve their goals. John Hudson has a passion for educating
and developing youth to their true prominence for success.
John has an impressive sports and education resume that extends from Wyandotte
County, KS to worldwide. John has two Master’s degrees: one in counseling and the
other in higher education. He has served as a family therapist, behavior interventionist,
career readiness instructor, and academic counselor. John played basketball in all
grade levels and finished his basketball career playing semi-pro with Athletes in Action,
playing in Suva, Fiji, and Auckland, New Zealand.
John Hudson has won awards for his leadership efforts toward youth and for giving back to his community. He was recognized and nominated as a member of

2020–2021Marquis Who's Who of America. U.S. Today best-selling writer Larry Brooks calls John Hudson is "a gift to us all".


John has spoken to thousands of at-risk youth on topics such as bullying, mental health
awareness, social-emotional awareness, and suicide prevention. Educators and youth
love John’s hit children’s book series, The Fantastic Adventures of Fred Dexter and
Friends. In the book series, he plays himself as a schoolteacher, addressing key topics
for kids, giving sound advice and support on making good choices in school.
John started his own empowerment firm, Focus Driven Enterprises LLC, in 2001.

His organization provides multiple empowerment services to all individuals on topics
important to life, love, and resilience for personal and professional success.
In addition, Focus Driven is an innovative music group led by the soulful sounds of John
Hudson's smooth jazz/R&B bass guitar. John’s hope with his music is to connect with
listeners and offer inspiration, motivation, and hope – uplifting spirits and encouraging
others to live healthier and better lives.


John’s passion for music started in his youth. John has been influenced by great
Kansas City musicians, including his older brother, Richard Hudson Jr., earned
many awards and accolades for playing drums. John followed in his brother’s footsteps,
and he grew up playing the drums in several churches within the Kansas City
metropolitan area. John eventually created his own path in music by learning to play the
bass guitar. John's passion for playing the bass grew more intense and led to the
creation of his first studio album, Beyond Expectations, which showcases a delightful
blend of smooth jazz, funk, and R&B. The first single from the album, "Dancing with
Evelyn", debuted in February 2022 and is a tribute to John’s mother and all moms. The
album is set to hit all streaming platforms in the summer of 2022.
Book John now for your next speaking or musical event.

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John W.Hudson II M.Ed 

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