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.

“In today’s increasingly competitive, complex, and turbulent world, it is wise to be mindful, to learn constantly, and to improve your mindset and skill sets—and to get truly expert help in key areas. Often it pains me to see people not even close to realizing their own potential in a world where change is constant, if not accelerating (given the impact of technologies),” says Jason L. Ma, Founder, CEO and Chief Mentor of ThreeEQ. “Becoming a visionary leader and rising as one—young or old—require pragmatic emotional, social, and leadership intelligence (“3EQ”). The good news is that you can raise yours and keep honing it. I am here to help our clients achieve significant, next-level outcomes, grow profitably, and be joyful as never before . . .”


Testimonials LoveEnter ThreeEQ, led by Founder, CEO and Chief Mentor and fellow Parent Jason L. Ma 馬良傑老師. As loving and responsible parents, we all desire for health, happiness, and wealth for our families. We want the best for our children in this fast-changing, 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 relish our conversion of their good intentions into great results with a long-term view. They enjoy our rerouting their (explosive) positive energy of as parents into the shortest and straightest path for their children’s personal, academic, college admissions, and professional success. They delight in 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. They get the importance of our helping them make optimal decisions that maximize the gains of their children with a shared vision.

Our personalized success coaching and mentoring process is designed to unleash your children’s full potential, help them become the best version of themselves, and achieve key life-stage goals (great college or grad school admissions and/or career (re)positioning results). With our guidance, your children will meaningfully and progressively enhance their own significance, connect, engage, contribute, grow, and succeed in their expanding 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 or clearer direction.

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 successfully guided 1-on-1 and transformed the lives of hundreds of middle and high schoolers, college/university students, and millennial professionals and entrepreneurs (Testimonials) through the years.

Our unusually effective, inspiring, and personalized student success coaching and mentoring process integrates Mr. Ma’s extensively proven, researched, creative, and pragmatic emotional, social, and leadership intelligence (“3EQ“) and genuine story, strategies, soft skills, state of mind, and direction (“4S“) framework. Mr. Ma’s Forbes article “How Mentors Shape Moguls, CEOs, Celebrities, and the Next Generation of Leaders may also enlighten you.

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. Each webpage shows a few relevant videos as well.


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 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 leadership, entrepreneurship, innovative education, and elite college prep and admissions, which have generated nearly 1 million views, inspiring and educational.

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 to Maximize ROI

Children are your most precious assets and you must prioritize investing in their quality education. In addition to your business or work, family and education should always come first in this fast-changing, increasingly competitive world. You don’t want your children to become disadvantaged or marginalized. Avoid the common parental mistake of incurring huge opportunity costs in the future that will far exceed “savings” on quality supplemental education in the now. 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 at a quality level that is second to none, 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.

Here are a few of the spectrum of data points from our applied research.

At any given time in the U.S. alone, a fraction out 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 preK-12 and higher education. The following is one of the relevant articles written a few years ago (The prices get higher each year and are higher today): “Welcome To Manhattan, Where A Big City Education Could Cost You $1 Million.”

Observe the tuition levels at private schools such as Horace Mann School in NYC, Phillips Academy in Massachusetts, and Harker School in Silicon Valley. Do the math: (Tuition + travel and other costs, including possible donations) x the number of years, not to mention pre-K and higher education costs. You as parents are probably spending nowhere near these levels for your child(ren)’s schooling. Even these 3 top private schools, as just a few of many examples, help get (only) 1/4 to 1/3 of their graduating high school seniors admitted to Harvard, Yale, Princeton, and Stanford (HYPS), MIT, Caltech, UC Berkeley, and other elite colleges and universities…

And have you wondered why 20% to 25% of elite college admitted students are Asian Americans, while less than 6% of the U.S. population of about 325 million are Asian Americans? Two key reasons. Smart East and South Asian American and Asian families (parents!) value quality education and they invest more than the bulk of mainstream American families. According to a story from EdSurge, Asian households spend about 15% of their income on supplemental education services, compared to a mere 2% spent by their American counterparts. Refer to the article “Asians spend seven times as much as Americans on tutoring to give their kids an edge.” Get the drift?

Investing a premium price to get ThreeEQ’s premium, high-ROI, high-quality help, which can produce even better results in college/university admissions and in practical and employable emotional, social, and leadership intelligence (3EQ) than the best private schools, should be viewed as a great deal.

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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 from ThreeEQ’s preeminent expertise. With our guidance, the achiever and being in your children will set clearer direction, achieve great results in career positioning or grad school or college/university admissions, and transform towards becoming the best version of themselves.

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 to 6-figure USDs per year. If this pricing level is truly no issue for your family and if you honestly desire to explore becoming a coveted Private Client of ours, kindly apply via our Contact page.

While personalized success mentoring 1-on-1 privately with us is the most powerful and effective solution for your family, we understand that the vast majority of parents aren’t high-net-worth yet and can’t afford our 1:1 Signature Services. If you parents are in this category, here is a solution: Mr. Ma can inspire, instruct, and benefit your family in a masterclass/seminar or two—if you can help get a group to invest in Mr. Ma’s group coaching for success. Please view Mr. Ma’s Speaking page and follow up accordingly.



Jason Ma and his college junior daughter and Young Leaders 3.0 contributor Sabrina Ma on Why Practical EQ Development & Wise Mentorship in a Family Are Important (in both English and Mandarin 中文 after a few seconds of ad)


Jason Ma and his college junior daughter and Young Leaders 3.0 contributor Sabrina Ma on Why to Prepare for the College Admissions Process Early (4-minute video in both English and Mandarin 中文 after a few seconds of ad)



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