Mentoring Young Leaders

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

“My son was feeling great when he finished the call
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



First, please join our new, selective, and fast-growing Facebook closed group “Parents of Driven Students.”

“What does it take for our children to truly stand out, achieve, grow, succeed—and be happy?” Fellow caring parents with high-achieving college/university, high school, and middle school students often ask us this type of questions.

Reflecting a bit, let’s look at common pain points felt by millions of parents, including high-net-worth individuals (HNWIs) in the U.S. and Asia, under the following tab. To what extent does this resonate with you?


The future of work and talent is here, and change is not only constant but also accelerating. The growing impact of technologies (especially AI) and social media. Geopolitical turbulence. Globalization. Intergenerational and demographic shifts. The changing nature of careers and the “gig economy.” Other causes and effects…

Today, most students face more smartphone/online distractions, uncertainty, and angst than ever before—while still trying to discover and develop their passions, talents, and direction.

The truth is… the elite college admission landscape is increasingly hypercompetitive… while the very best companies are seeking to hire only the very best!

Layering these struggles with unavoidable and daunting emotional and social challenges… most young people today feel that preparing for success and being happy are an almost impossible hurdle. 

But it doesn’t have to be this way!

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

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 subpar results, long-term pain, (huge) opportunity costs, and/or disadvantages for their children and themselves. 

A few of the common parental mistakes are:

  • Overdone “Tiger Parenting” (disconnect or delusion between expectations and reality)
  • Over-spoiling kidsmany of whom have become unmotivated or negative (overtly or passive-aggressively)
  • Underestimating what it really takes for high achievers to become truly competitive, achieve, succeed, and grow with sustainable happiness instead of overstress or despondence
  • Not recognizing that building an authentic, likable, and highly competitive story, character, skill sets, etc. is a slow-cooking (multi-year) process, unlike popcorn-quick microwaving
  • Not realizing the necessity of truly high-quality, 3rd-party mentorship and guidance early enough for their children

Other costly blunders are often made even by some parents who are alumni of elite/Ivy League universities, whose kids already attend private schools, or who are (U)HNWIs.

Opportunity cost for their children is often the greatest cost down the line.

These subpar and painful outcomes often stem from operating with limiting or disempowering beliefs. The WORST are disempowering beliefs ingrained as true.

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 what they don’t know, or don’t know how to get there.

We do.



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.”

Here’s the thing. Even top private schools help get only a small fraction of their high school seniors admitted to Ivy League universities, Stanford, MIT, and other very elite schools. And a portion of these kids got in with “hooks” that most of your kids and you parents may not have.

Can you imagine the reality of the rest of the private schools, not to mention the less-resourced public high schools?

This is part of where ThreeEQ steps in…



WATCH Jason Ma’s inspiring mini-masterclass onPreparing for Middle/High School, College, Career, and Personal Success” at a special event just for Mr. Ma in front of caring, successful parents. This event was enthusiastically sponsored and organized by the Harvard Business School (HBS) Association of Northern California and co-sponsored by the

Harvard Club of San Francisco
– Harvard Club of Silicon Valley
– Stanford GSB Alumni
– UC Berkeley Haas Alumni Network Silicon Valley Chapter
Wharton Club of Northern California



How Would You Like Us To Personally
Walk You Through The Exact Game Plan
Our Private Clients Use To Get Their Children
Into Elite/
Ivy League Universities And
Lucrative Careers As Solid Leaders…
In A Complimentary Strategy Session


From the Desk of Jason Ma
Founder, CEO & Chief Mentor, ThreeEQ
Silicon Valley, California

Dear Fellow Parent:

Let’s talk about RESULTS for a second. Everyday, our client parents celebrate their children’s wins.

  1. Admission to Ivy League, Stanford, MIT, UC Berkeley, UChicago, Duke, Georgetown, Notre Dame, UVa, and many top-tier universities
  2. Lucrative and fulfilling jobs and careers at notable companies like Google and others big and small
  3. Happier high school/college/young adult life and relationships—not mental overstress or despondence like many
  4. Stronger employable (and entrepreneurial) mindset, competitiveness, and scaleable leadership and other soft skills
  5. Deeper appreciation for and good relationships with parents and outside of family.

Testimonials Love
Success stories and testimonials abound. 
With gratitude, our high-achieving (Gen Z and Millennial) students cherish achieving great outcomes, reaching into their full potential, and transforming into the best version of themselves. I am most grateful as both dad and chief mentor to my own two happy Gen Z daughters as well (one a Google HQ engineer and the other a Penn/Wharton freshman). Our students and their parents see and feel that their happiness, health, and wealth will be above the fold among even their driven peers. Today, my firm ThreeEQ does this better than ANY other high-end elite/Ivy League college admissions, leadership, career, and personal success mentorship experts out there.

The question you need to ask yourself is: “Do I want my teen/young adult to achieve great results, be happy, and secure their future?”

If the answer is YES, then I’d love to share with you and your child how we’re getting these kinds of results, and I’d like to share it with you for in a COMPLIMENTARY strategy session. Here’s how it works.

Right Now, You Are Probably a Bit Stuck
In One of These Two Situations:

1) Your daughter/son is a driven high school student (or middle schooler) in a private school. Less-resourced public school students typically need help even more so. She/he wants to get admitted to elite colleges/universities and thrive with happiness, not mental stressors like so many peers. 

Most families, including those with high-net-worth (HNW) parents, underestimate the multitude of quality, often complex, and interconnected issues that they need to address—with lots of whys to ascertain—while their child navigates through high school. Visionary direction? Authentic, interesting, and powerful story building? Academic choices (each term per year)? Extra-curricular activities? Summer plans? Standardized testing strategy? How’s she/he managing her/his emotions? Leadership, communication, social, and other soft skills? Target colleges and universities, and why? How to attack the increasingly hypercompetitive and complex elite U.S. college application/admissions process? The right choice?


2) Your daughter/son is a driven college/university student or young professional or entrepreneur in the real world of work. She/he wants to get or create a great job, pave a successful career path, make big bucks (many millions more than even her/his driven peers over time), and grow/thrive with sustainable happiness in life and at work.

In a world of work and talent where change is not only constant but also accelerating, how to build employable (and entrepreneurial) mindset and skill sets? If still in school, how to navigate complex curriculum and activity choices and to thrive with happiness, not unhealthy mental overstress or despondence common to so many college and university students? How to manage well the unavoidable and daunting emotional and social challenges? How to land great internships and jobs, or to co-create and build sustainable companies? How to navigate to and secure a bright future? How to truly build and enjoy good relationships with parents/family, friends, faculty, bosses, colleagues, and other important people?

Which of these 2 situations sounds more like your daughter/son?

The good news is that whichever it is, my team and I can show you a plan that will help your family make success with happiness a reality… and we’ll do it in a complimentary strategic coaching session.

Consider this: These are the kinds of results we get for our Private Client families. If we can do it for them, why can’t we do it for you?

Here’s How to Get Our Help In a
Complimentary Strategy Session:

We can set aside some time to speak to you parents and your daughter/son over the next few days.

I will get on the phone or in our Zoom room for up to 45 minutes or even an hour. On that call, we’ll lay out a plan to help your child/young adult do ANY or BOTH of the 2 situations I’ve mentioned above.

This plan is going to enable your daughter/son and you to see how to achieve important objectives with great results and happiness… while working SMARTER and perhaps even LESS hard than you folks are right now.

It’s a bold promise… but after developing and producing so many happy and compassionate next-generation leaders in our clientele through our career, we feel very comfortable making it.

The plan we craft together will be SIMPLE, CLEAR, and light years ahead of anything you’ve seen or heard from anyone else.

After all, we are the highest-paid, foremost elite college/university admissions and next-generation leadership career success experts and mentors on the planet for a reason.

We deeply care and are compassionate about our Private Client students and parents. A secret to success is to get our preeminent expert guidance EARLY, so your child/young adult (and you parents) will naturally STRESS LESS, minimize (major) opportunity losses, laugh more, and GAIN much more from the short to long term…

ThreeEQ Private Client Signature Services for High Achievers work. We know that if we work together, and your daughter/son and you parents stay coachable, decisive, and resourceful, there is NO limit to what your family can achieve. 

This invitation goes to only caring, resourced, and sophisticated parents who seem aligned with our values and principles. That’s why I need you to read this next part carefully:

This is NOT for Everybody.
Here’s Who We Can Help:

Because we dedicate top attention and time to helping wholeheartedly a high-end Private Clientele*, I am HIGHLY SELECTIVE on who we will speak with. I have a strict (but reasonable) set of criteria that needs to be met in order for us to proceed:

  1. You believe that your driven daughter/son’s full potential will be unleashed with our help and with your full support and investment.

ThreeEQ Private Client parents are astute and caring high-net-worth (HNW) parents* who want the very best in helping their driven students achieve the greatest outcomes—from elite college admissions to lucrative leadership career paths to other key life-stage accomplishments. They see this, along with clear, strong, and scalable mindset, visionary direction, and sustainable happiness, as the best approach to minimizing pain and opportunity losses (often the greatest cost) and to maximizing gains and success for their kids and their future.

Furthermore, they realize that even the (top) private or boarding schools where their daughers/sons attend are actually not the best at helping their children achieve optimal results. They also realize that their kids don’t fully listen to them anymore and that making bad/subpar decisions may disadvantage their families, given their kids’ demanding “seasonal” life year to year in school.

Thus, these aligned HNW parents seek high-quality, third-party guidance for their driven students—(way) before their kids’ college application season or internship/job hunting periods. ThreeEQ is humbled to be the preeminent source of this guidance. Our client success stories abound. Families come to me as their chief mentor, along with my tight-knit team, to inspire and guide strategically and pragmatically their children with distinctions, and to be their confidant. We simply do this better than any providers out there and are highly selective in taking on any new Private Clients.

  1. Your daughter/son and you MUST be action takers who follow directions, no matter how informed or which private school she/he already goes to. That means your student and you are coachable, decisive, and resourceful. Respectfully, the same applies even if you are a billionaire. (Don’t worry: we won’t ask you to do anything weird.)

If you like to “kick tires” or sign up for things and not follow through, this is NOT for you. Maintaining a 100% client success rate is VERY important to us. Please be people who don’t mess around, and are serious about both results and well-being for your family and you parents.

That’s it. If you believe that your child/young adult and you meet BOTH of these two requirements, we’re good to go.

Here’s What We Want You to Do Next:

If your daughter/son and you parents meet the criteria above, and like to talk about getting great results, then we will happily set aside some time for you. Here’s what to do next:

Please go to https://ThreeEQ.com/apply and you’ll see our calendar of available timeslots. Pick an appointment time that works for your daughter/son, your spouse (if you must consult with her/him), and you as a parent ALTOGETHER for a call with us. (We routinely and reliably use Zoom with multiple people worldwide in the same call with or without video.)

Then you’ll be taken to our quick application form. Your response to this simple form will help us prepare for the call. It’s fast and unobtrusive. I just need to know where your daughter/son is at, how’s she/he’s doing, what you parents do, and what you all want to accomplish.

That’s it! The initial call will go 45-60 minutes, and it will be the BEST time your daughter/son and you parents have ever spent for her/his future!


This invitation goes to highly select, high-end families, and there is only so much time available in the schedule. It’s physically impossible for me to work with more than a handful of people. So, it is first-come, first-served.

If you feel like this is the right opportunity for your family, please click here, pick a time that works for you all, submit your simple application, and let’s talk!

Best regards and talk soon,

Jason Ma 馬良傑
Founder, CEO & Chief Mentor
ThreeEQ Inc.



* We understand and appreciate that many caring families may not be a fit for our highly selective ThreeEQ Private Client Signature Services, but my letter above applies to you as a loving parent just as well!

Good news! We plan to roll out the new series of strategic, pragmatic, and inspiring ThreeEQ Online Workshops (including limited 1-on-1 Success Coaching) for a broader market of driven middle school, high school, college students, and parents. Our first workshop will focus on helping high-achieving 8th to 11th graders.

If you are interested in our online workshop for your student, please follow the SAME PROCEDURE under the “Here’s What We Want You to Do Next” section above to book a call with us. Let’s determine if your family will be a fit to work together.

Meanwhile, please join our new, fast-growing Facebook closed group “Parents of Driven Students!”