Mentoring Young Leaders


“My son was feeling great when he finished the call with
you last evening. You have a gift in the way you work
with these kids. I get it.”

Don Levy, former Senior Vice President,
Marketing & Communications, Sony Pictures




While the legacy of our high school system is still rooted in an uncreative, century-old, “factory processing” model, the elite college admission landscape is increasingly and probably unhealthily hyper-competitive. While the higher education system combats its compounding perceived efficacy and political problems, the global socioeconomic and geopolitical climate, and employable skills gap, are changing at an alarming rate.

Today, high school students are faced with more (online) distractions, choices, uncertainty, and angst than ever before while still trying to discover their passions, talents, and direction. College and university students, in-between young adults, and millennials in the workforce are facing unique challenges, including an evolving and demanding job market and the need to become employees who good companies want to hire, keep, and develop.

Layering the unavoidable and daunting emotional and social challenges common in their life stage, teens and millennials feel that preparing for and tackling young adult life and career responsibilities has never been more difficult. Students are stressed or lost. Parents are concerned, if not terrified. Teachers are very challenged (and often under-appreciated). Elite colleges and employers are evermore selective in admits and hires but quite challenged as well.

How can high school students learn effectively, get good grades and test scores, engage and contribute in meaningful activities during school years and summers, and communicate really well? How can these teenagers clarify their direction, strengthen their growth mindset and character, experience less angst and stress, and discover better relationships at home, at school, and in the community?

How can college applicants get admitted to and thrive in great colleges and universities with positivity, not mental issues? How can college students and recent graduates create the necessary mindset, experiences, and skill sets essential for today’s hires? What can parents do to wisely raise children who will become highly competitive, productive, and happy 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. Operating under misguided assumptions often results in poor results. The reality is that parents often make well-intentioned miscalculations and (in)decisions that seem rational in narrow contexts at the time but ultimately cause significant long-term pain or disadvantage for their children and themselves.


Testimonials LoveEnter ThreeEQ, led by Founder, CEO and Chief Mentor and fellow Parent Jason L. Ma 馬良傑老師. Mr. Ma advises: “In today’s intensely and increasingly competitive and fast-changing (if not turbulent) world, two critical success factors are to constantly learn and improve and to get and implement high-quality 3rd-party guidance or mentorship—or else one will become marginalized or unfulfilled.” As loving and responsible parents, we all want health, wealth, and happiness for our families. We want the best for our children in this fiercely competitive, information-inundated, and stressful world.

ThreeEQ Private Client parents are sophisticated, high-net-worth CEOs, senior executives, and entrepreneurs who want to minimize pain and opportunity costs and to maximize gains and success for their children as coveted ThreeEQ students. They share our mission and values, and understand and appreciate the value of premium quality for premium price. They enjoy the exclusivity, certainty, and pleasure to work with Mr. Ma and his tight-knit team as the world’s very best in the business of personalized success coaching and mentoring for millennial and teenage achievers. We guide our students and also parents to make optimal decisions that maximize the gains of both parties with a shared vision.

The following lists ThreeEQ’s trusted, personalized (1) career or graduate school positioning, (2) US and UK college and university planning, applications, and admissions process, (3) and practical emotional, social, and leadership intelligence (“3EQ”) success coaching and mentoring services for your motivated millennial and/or teenage children in school or in the work world.

Our personalized success coaching and mentoring process is designed to unleash your children’s full potential and help them realize their authentic best as achievers and whole persons. We guide and help them to meaningfully and progressively learn, perform, connect, contribute, grow, and succeed in their world. Decent IQ matters, but distinguished and sustainable EQ is necessary for (super)stars. Our holistic service works especially well for high achievers who desire a stronger competitive edge.

Our personalized, outcome-focused, purpose-driven (1-on-1) student and working professional success coaching and guidance process integrates Mr. Ma’s extensively proven, researched, inspiring, and practical emotional, social, and leadership intelligence (“3EQ“) training; story, strategies, skills, state of mind, and direction (“4S“) honing; and Develop-Aspire-Do (“DAD”) mentoring framework.

Blessed with an uncanny ability to motivate, inspire, and teach, Mr. Ma has personally and successfully guided 1-on-1 and transformed the lives of hundreds of middle school, high school, college and university students, and working millennials through the years.

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 3 choice schools. As a preeminent mentor and college counselor, Mr. Ma’s exceptional track record includes helping numerous high school students and college transfer applicants 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, Princeton, and Yale), Stanford, MIT, Caltech, UC Berkeley, UCLA, UChicago, Duke, Northwestern, Georgetown, Johns Hopkins, Notre Dame, Carnegie Mellon, Williams, Pomona, and literally 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.

Mr. Ma and his team have helped produce extraordinary results in many students — results that cannot be replicated in traditional private, boarding, and public school settings. His students include his own high-achieving, compassionate daughters (currently, one in college and one in high school). We transform our client families’ good intentions into great results with a long-term view. We help reroute the explosive positive energy of you as parents into the shortest and straightest path for your children’s personal, academic, college admissions, and professional success. We are very proud to have enlightened and delighted numerous parents.

YL3 Book on Light Wood with Lighting 235(To impart part of his teachings conveniently for the masses, Mr. Ma authored and published a critically acclaimed and inspiring 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.)

You may also find Mr. Ma’s Forbes articles on college admissions, innovative education, leadership, and entrepreneurship, which have generated nearly 1 million views, inspiring and educational. These include his Forbes article “How Mentors Shape Moguls, CEOs, Celebrities, and the Next Generation of Leaders.”

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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Understanding the Complex Secondary and Higher Education Systems

Today, parents belong to a different generation and often have difficulty effectively understanding the complexities and nuances of the current secondary school system and the higher education system, both local and abroad. One of our strategic priorities is to enhance your understanding and equip you with current and relevant insight so that you can make informed decisions about your children’s future. We simplify and personalize insights for you within the context of a strategic framework. We customize our service for all client families.

Nurturing and Developing Your Children as Priceless Assets; Investing Early and Wisely

Children are your most precious but also one of your most expensive investments. As parents, you must invest wisely to maximize gain and minimize pain. A secret of successful investing is the compounding of returns with high interest rates and/or high-probability investment choices over a period of time. But without adequate investment, this won’t happen. As an advisor, partner, and confidant for your children and you, we provide comprehensive guidance as you finance your children’s personal, academic, and professional development. In this context, our key goal is to help you make optimal decisions that will help produce the most advantaged, significant, long-term gains for your children.

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In sum, our Private Client parents hire us because they enjoy the peace of mind and certainty of working with truly the best in the industry to help their children shine. Both students and parents cherish our inspirational, strategic, pragmatic, and nurturing college admissions, life, and career success coaching and mentoring integrated with globally well-connected CEO and entrepreneurial sophistication. They appreciate our guidance through the complex elite college and university planning, applications, and admissions process. Our client parents entrust their children to us because our services consistently produce transformational, life-changing experiences and results. They understand and appreciate the exclusivity, uniqueness, and effectiveness of our services in their favor.

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


If you desire to immediately explore becoming a coveted Private Client of ours, please skip the rest of this NEXT STEP section and apply

The following are “baby step” or “test drive” options. To get started in maximizing your family’s positive outcomes, we recommend that you folk enroll in one of the following personalized (one-on-one), deep-dive, introductory success strategy coaching sessions with Jason L. Ma in person or via Skype or Zoom. These sessions are organized by IfOnly, a well-backed marketplace that offers one-of-a-kind experiences with the A-list and luminaries, including Mr. Ma. We donate 5% of the revenue to charity. IfOnly is free for you to join.

A. College (Prep and) Admissions and Leadership Success Coaching Session for (Tween and) Teenage Students and Parents by Top Expert
(1-2 students & 1-2 parents, totaling 2-4 persons; 3 hours)

B. College Life, Career, and Leadership Success Coaching Session for a Millennial by Top Expert and Mentor
(1 millennial student or professional; 2 hours)

C. Parenting/Family Success Coaching Session by Preeminent Expert: Raising Happy Teen or Millennial Achievers
(1-2 parents; 3 hours)

After this initial session, which includes a strategic and tactical assessment, we can decide together whether it makes sense for your family to become and benefit as a coveted ThreeEQ Private Client. Our client parents are sophisticated HNWIs who want to minimize opportunity costs/pain and to maximize gains/success for their children. They enjoy the exclusivity, certainty, and pleasure in working with Mr. Ma and ThreeEQ as the world’s very best.

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