Mentoring Young Leaders

[Photo above: The Ma family a few years ago]

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Testimonials LoveHow to Groom and Nurture Next-Generation Achievers Wisely for True Success, Growth, and Happiness
By Jason Ma 馬良傑, ThreeEQ & Young Leaders 3.0 (July 2018)


The world of work and talent today and tomorrow is one in which change is not only constant but also accelerating. The future of work has arrived.

Worldwide, the growing impact of technologies (especially AI), digital transformation, globalization, demographic changes, as well as the changing nature of careers and the “gig economy,” are raising people’s and companies’ productivity and connectivity. But these factors, geopolitical turbulence, educational system issues, and other causes are also increasing anxiety, stress, fear, and already intense competition. Recently, the UK even appointed a Minister for Loneliness to tackle the “sad reality of modern life.”

And who gets affected the most from these trends? The next generation. Our children.

Today, high school students are faced with more online/smartphone distractions, choices, uncertainty, and angst than ever before—while still trying to discover and develop their passions, talents, and direction. Moreover, the elite college and university admission landscape is increasingly and unhealthily hyper-competitive.

Meanwhile, college and university students, in-between young adults, Millennials in the workforce, and Gen Z’ers entering it face the challenge of an evolving and demanding job market. Good companies want to hire, keep, and develop employees with employable skill sets and mindsets—but the skills gap is widening in many parts of the world.

Layering these struggles with the unavoidable and daunting emotional and social challenges common in their life stage, teens and twentysomethings feel that preparing for and tackling young adult life and career responsibilities has never been more difficult. A large portion of students and adults are over-stressed, lonely, depressed, or lost. Parents are concerned about, if not terrified for, their children’s future. Elite colleges evermore selective in admits. Good employers are highly selective in hires, even though job openings for some functions are aplenty.

How can high school students learn effectively, get good grades with a rigorous curriculum, score high on (outmoded but still counted) standardized tests, and engage and contribute in meaningful activities during school years and summers? How can each high achiever build and communicate very well an authentically strong story and character attractive to top colleges and universities? How can high school graduates successfully transition into and do well learning, connecting, achieving, and growing in college?

How can college students and recent graduates create the necessary mindset, experiences, and skill sets essential for today’s hires? How can college students build better relationships and thrive in school, in the community, and at work with positivity rather than mental issues? How can they strengthen, and not lose, purpose and motivation?

Importantly, what can parents do to raise and prepare children wisely—children who will become highly competitive, productive, and happy leaders as adults?

The best intentions of parents sometimes antagonize their children and create stressful conflicts or uneasiness within the family. Good intentions do not always produce excellent results. 

The reality is that parents often make well-intentioned miscalculations and (in)decisions that seem rational but will ultimately cause significant long-term pain, opportunity losses, or disadvantage in wealth, health, and happiness/relationships for their children and themselves. These subpar and painful outcomes often stem from operating with limiting beliefs (e.g. one of the common mistakes is the absence of truly high-quality, 3rd-party guidance early enough).

These are part of the pattern recognition and observations from our own vast empirical evidence, applied research, and analysis of thousands of datapoints through the years.

Parents want the best for their kids but often don’t know how to get there.

We do.

More Data Related to Investing in Your Children
Because your children are priceless and you want your children to be advantaged, successful, and happy, may we suggest that you prioritize investing in their education early and wisely to maximize gain and minimize pain in their future. Here are a few of data points from our applied research.

At any given time in the U.S. alone, a good portion of over 5 million private school students have the advantage of resourced parents who don’t hesitate to advantage their children by investing deep 6-figure USDs to greater than $1 million for each child’s K-12 and higher education. The following is one of the relevant articles written a few years ago (prices get higher each year): “Welcome To Manhattan, Where A Big City Education Could Cost You $1 Million.”


Watch ThreeEQ CEO and Chief Mentor Jason Ma’s keynote speech and Q&A on “Preparing Your Children For Middle/High School, College, Career, and Personal Success” in a packed room of high-achieving, inspired, and enlightened parents who are successful C-suite/senior leaders in their fields. This event was enthusiastically sponsored and organized by the Harvard Business School Association of Northern California and co-sponsored by the alumni clubs of Harvard, Stanford GSB, UC Berkeley Haas, and Wharton in SF/Silicon Valley. Imagine your being part of the audience when watching this.


Our Solution: The Best Outcomes for Your Family

Enter ThreeEQ, led by Founder, CEO and Chief Mentor Jason Ma.

At ThreeEQ, we inspire and guide select high-achieving children of high-net-worth parents to get admitted to elite, best-fit colleges and universities, transform into strong next-generation leaders, and pave successful career paths, so that their wealth, health, and happiness will be above the fold among their driven peers!

We believe that most people have yet to unleash their full potential. Through the years, ThreeEQ has been humbled and grateful to have contributed our sage advice, guidance, and network to the achievement of great outcomes by our high-achieving Private Client students (i.e., admitted to elite US colleges and universities or onto great careers). In addition, under Mr. Ma’s uniquely effective, nurturing, and pragmatic “4S/3EQ” mentoring framework and process, we have transformed and accelerated them towards becoming the best version of themselves with a powerful “personal OS,” visionary direction, and sustainable happiness (see testimonials).

On high schoolers, in addition to honing their “4S” and “3EQ,” ThreeEQ is proud to have helped 97% of our college applicant students get admitted to one or more of their top choice schools. Our exceptional career track record includes helping numerous high achievers get admitted to their share of all of the elite US colleges and universities—all eight Ivy League schools (Brown, Columbia, Cornell, Dartmouth, Harvard, Penn/Wharton, Princeton, and Yale), Stanford, MIT, Caltech, UC Berkeley, UCLA, UChicago, Duke, Northwestern, Georgetown, Johns Hopkins, Notre Dame, Carnegie Mellon, Williams, Pomona, and all other elite US undergraduate institutions. With Mr. Ma’s guidance, a number of students were also admitted to elite UK universities, including Oxford, Cambridge, Imperial, and others.

ThreeEQ’s Private Client parents are sophisticated, high-net-worth C-suite/senior executives, entrepreneurs, and investors who want to minimize pain and opportunity costs and to maximize gains and success for their children as our coveted students.

Our Private Client parents

  • Want foremost expertise and guidance to help their child(ren) achieve great outcomes
  • Relish our conversion of their good intentions into great results with a long-term view.
  • Realize that young people need high-quality, 3rd-party guidance to unleash their full potential.  
  • Appreciate our attention, commitment, and compassion in helping their children and themselves optimize and make important and complex life decisions that will have consequences.
  • Understand the value of strong outcomes and ROI for premium price.

With gratitude, our client students and their parents delight in the certainty and pleasure of working with us as the world’s very best in personalized, 1-on-1 success coaching and mentoring to next-generation (Gen Z and Millennial) achievers.

Please take a closer look at what ThreeEQ does for Private Client families with teens and twentysomethings (Gen Z’ers and Millennials), and why this work is important, as follows (each link is in bold red and will open a new window):

ThreeEQ also provides


IN SUM, our Private Client students and parents enjoy minimizing opportunity costs and pain, maximizing success and gains, and getting the peace of mind and certainty by taking advantage of our preeminent mentorship. With our guidance, your children will set clearer direction, achieve great results in college/university admissions or career positioning, and transform into the best version of themselves.



At ThreeEQ, because we dedicate our time and attention to only a high-end clientele, please be aware that our defined and holistic acceptance process for new Private Clients is highly selective. If you desire to be a coveted ThreeEQ Private Client and premium pricing for our sought-after Signature Services isn’t an issue for you, please apply via our Contact page.

We believe that ThreeEQ’s personalized, 1-on-1 success mentoring is the most powerful and effective solution for your family. But we understand that the vast majority of parents may not have the ability to afford our 1:1 Signature Services. If you are in this category, kindly note that the alternative solutions include

  1. Partaking in Mr. Ma’s in-person speaking engagements, including masterclasses and group coaching (please view his Speaking page and follow up accordingly)
  2. Reading his acclaimed book Young Leaders 3.0: Stories, Insights, and Tips for Next-Generation Achievers
  3. Enrolling in ThreeEQ’s upcoming online workshops (please contact us so we can save your kid(s) or you a spot!).