Mentoring Young Leaders


Testimonials Love“Start preparing for college in grade six (around age 11),” says UC San Diego Director of Admissions Mae Brown. Starting early with high-quality, encouraging, third-party guidance is key to a lifetime of success and leadership.

We focus on developing the fundamental interpersonal, academic, leadership, and college preparation skills of our Private Client parents’ middle school kids. This process enables the students to thrive in challenging academic environments and social contexts. We nurture the exploration of your child’s interests and the expression of his/her authentic self. Our personalized, nurturing, strategic, and pragmatic guidance and life coaching focus on grooming your child as a future leader and inspiring him/her to dream bigger and to take concrete steps to achieve his/her goals.

We at ThreeEQ care deeply about our mentees/students. Our personalized coaching and mentoring will start unleashing your child’s full potential and helping him/her realize the authentic best as a high-achieving student, future college applicant, leader, and whole person. Read ThreeEQ Founder, CEO and Chief Mentor Jason L. Ma 馬良傑老師’s Forbes article “Why to Start Preparing for College in Sixth Grade.” Then, read his Forbes article “How Mentors Shape Moguls, CEOs, Celebrities, and the Next Generation of Leaders.” 

Our personalized, outcome-focused, purpose-driven (1-on-1) student success coaching process integrates Mr. Ma’s extensively proven, researched, inspiring, and practical emotional, social, and leadership intelligence (“3EQ”) training and Develop-Aspire-Do (“DAD”) mentoring framework for motivated tweens and teens.

Among the world’s top experts in unleashing the full potential of young leaders, and blessed with an uncanny ability to motivate, inspire, and help young people, Mr. Ma has personally and successfully guided (1-on-1) and transformed the lives of hundreds of middle school, high school, and university students through the years. His exceptional track record includes helping numerous high achievers get admitted to their share of all of the elite U.S. colleges and universities—all eight Ivy League schools (Brown, Columbia, Cornell, Dartmouth, Harvard, Penn, Princeton, and Yale), Stanford, MIT, Caltech, UC Berkeley, UChicago, Duke, Northwestern, Georgetown, Johns Hopkins, UCLA, and literally all other elite schools.

(To impart part of his teachings conveniently for the masses, Mr. Ma authored and published an acclaimed, groundbreaking book, Young Leaders 3.0: Stories, Insights, and Tips for Next-Generation Achievers. His book team of nearly 30 people included twenty-three 17-to-24-year-old exemplary millennial leaders as chapter contributors. Over one-half of these contributors were Mr. Ma’s students.)

ThreeEQ is a member of the National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC) and Jason Ma is a sustaining member of the Western Association for College Admission Counseling (WACAC).

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Developing Good Habits and Fundamental Skills

We are aware that, malleable and young, your child is still developing his/her habits and sharpening fundamental academic and interpersonal skills. We capitalize on these precious few years to help him/her internalize good study habits and time management skills. We are sensitive that middle school heralds the onset of puberty and all of its attendant social and personal drama. Our life coaching helps your child develop effective conflict management tools to facilitate his/her relationships with you as parents and his/her peers. We focus on strengthening your child’s oral and written communication skills as well as his/her emotional and social intelligence so that he/she can navigate complex social and academic contexts with confidence and ease.

Excelling at School and Beyond

Middle school is an important dress rehearsal for high school, and we strive to optimize your child’s academic performance. We help your child select a rigorous yet balanced course load—including electives and foreign languages—that complements his/her strengths and interests. In addition to excelling in the classroom, your child and you can strategize with us to develop his/her leadership and interpersonal skills through extracurricular, volunteer, and community activities. We help your child commit to meaningful activities that he/she can continue in high school and beyond—activities that enable your child to grow and assume greater leadership capacities. Finally, we work closely with your child to begin preparing for standardized tests and academic competitions, if applicable.

Applying to Quality Private, Boarding, or International Schools and Summer Programs

If your child is aiming to gain admission to quality private, boarding, or international schools and summer enrichment programs, we provide personalized counseling and coaching to ensure that your child and you as parents present yourselves confidently and authentically on paper and in person. Working closely with your child and you as parents, we help research and suggest an optimal set of schools to which to apply. We provide your child with guidance on standardized testing and perspective on the best summer programs for personal and academic development. Our service is comprehensive and includes guiding your child in crafting high-quality applications, resumes, and essays, as well as securing strong recommendation letters from his/her teachers. Most important, we unleash your child’s full potential and help bring out his/her authentic, best self that he/she and you as parents will be so proud of!


What really matters relates to the quality of the preparation and communication of the authentic character, habits and skills, and story that your child has begun building with your love and support and with third-party (ThreeEQ’s) expert guidance — like a movie being made in which your kid is both the movie star and the movie! Sort of like your child and your own A+ movie director (e.g. think Steven Spielberg!), along with you as the supportive executive producer, we are gratefully recognized as the best in the industry who can help your child optimize and maximize his/her learning, qualities, success, and growth.

With Mr. Ma leading the charge, we can positively transform your child in the process and help prepare him/her for a successful upcoming high school career. We pride ourselves in delivering truly high quality and making a significant difference to your child’s results. Take advantage of the distinctively effective and inspiring guidance from ThreeEQ.

At ThreeEQ, we work only with a highly select and exclusive set of Private Clients at a time.



Please note that ThreeEQ is highly selective in accepting new Private Clients through a defined and holistic process. Pricing for a new Private Client family starts from $30,000 per year and can be some 6-figure USDs per year. If this pricing level is truly no issue for you and if you desire to honestly explore becoming a coveted Private Client of ours, kindly apply via our Contact page.


And Sign up for Jason L. Ma’s complimentary advanced insights, tips, and updates. Meanwhile, please enjoy a few of Mr. Ma’s videos that may enlighten and inspire you and your child(ren).


The following 2 videos show the interviews of Jason L. Ma and his college junior daughter and Young Leaders 3.0 contributor Sabrina Ma about (1) Why Practical EQ Development & Wise Mentorship in a Family Are Important and (2) Why to Prepare for the College Admissions Process Early, with China’s Joy Talk Host Joy Chen, who spoke Mandarin 中文. The Ma’s responded in English and the subtitle shows both English and Chinese, so inclusively all can enjoy.


Sabrina and Jason Ma on Why Practical EQ Development & Wise Mentorship in a Family Are Important (4-minute video after a few seconds of ad)



Sabrina and Jason Ma on Why to Prepare for the College Admissions Process Early (4-minute video after a few seconds of ad)


The following video shows Jason L. Ma’s interview on “Why to Prepare For College Early” with Ding Ding TV, the leading Chinese American Internet TV program in Silicon Valley. Host Joy Chen spoke mainly Mandarin 中文 and Mr. Ma’s response was in English, so inclusively all can enjoy.

Jason Ma on Why to Prepare For College Early (Shown also on WeChat)



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