Mentoring Young Leaders




Above photos: Jason L. Ma (1) speaking at the World Chinese Economic Summit and (2) guest-lecturing on “Leadership 3.0” at UC Berkeley.



As a sought-after featured speaker, private seminar leader, and global business and education leader, Jason L. Ma 馬良傑 inspires, educates, and captivates audiences worldwide. With gratitude, Ma periodically shares the stage with tycoons, global corporate CEOs, and top leaders in education and politics (view a gallery). Ma speaks at family office, business, and education conferences; corporate and multi-family events; and institutions, including UC Berkeley, Stanford University, and high school districts.

Ma is also featured in top media for his views. He has appeared in Forbes and Fast Company and on CNBC Asia (including Managing Asia and Squawk Box), Business Rockstars, iHeartMedia, Channel NewsAsia, Teen Kids News, and other media. His perspective has been enhanced by over 3 decades of seasoned business and entrepreneurial experience in innovative technology, education, expert, and traditional industries and more than 2 million miles of world travels.

Ma is the founder, CEO and Chief Mentor of ThreeEQ, the author of Young Leaders 3.0, a taskforce member of the B20 (the G20’s global business advisory council), a member of the Global Advisory Council and perennial speaker at the World Chinese Economic Summit, a Forbes Global CEO Conference delegate for 8 years, a Forbes contributor for nearly 5 years, and active in other community leadership roles. These days, his dual passions are mentoring and rainmaking.



As a keynote speaker, fireside speaker, panelist, conference co-chair, panel moderator, seminar leader, guest lecturer, and interviewee on top-tier TV, radio, print, and online media in the world theater, Jason L. Ma’s audiences include

  • Billionaires and Tycoons
  • CEOs, Senior Executives, & Middle Managers (Employers)
  • Parents and Educators 
  • Millennial Professionals & Entrepreneurs
  • College, University, and Grad School (Millennial/Gen Y) Students
  • High School (Gen Z) Students



Jason L. Ma’s speaking topics cover the following. We’ll be delighted to customize the topic and format for your specific audience.

1. Practical Emotional, Social, & Leadership Intelligence (“3EQ”) Development 
2. The Hypercompetitive Elite College App & Admissions Process: How You Can Advance
3. College, Career, & Life Success Strategies (From Teen to Middle Age) 
4. Asian & Western Parenting & Family Success Strategies 
5. Innovative Mentorship & (K-12 & Higher) Education
6. Next-Gen Leadership: Teens/Gen Z—>Millennials/Gen Y—>Gen X—>Baby Boomers
7. Entrepreneurship & Innovation When Change Is Constant
8. Asia Pacific, International, & Global Business Strategies & Roadmaps in Turbulent Times
9. Perspective on the Global New Normal with President Trump
10. Visions of Employment, Human Capital, Education, and SMEs in the G20

The following tab(s) by audience category may give you additional ideas:

TOPICS for CEOs, Executives, Enterprises, Institutions, & Associations

Opening the Flood Gates to ROI Increase
with Leading CEO, Executive, & Millennial Success Coach, Author,
Thought Leader, & Featured Speaker Jason L. Ma

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TOPICS for College & University Students

Unleashing the Full Potential of Next-Generation Leaders
with Top Expert, College & Career Success Coach, Author,
Thought Leader, & Featured Speaker Jason L. Ma

* Student Involvement
* Clear Direction
* Employable Skills
* Emotional Clarity

PROBLEM. College students are facing unique challenges today – rapid socioeconomic changes, an evolving job market, and the need to become the employee who good companies wants to hire and keep. How can students create the necessary adaptability skills, along with the mobility and fluidity essential for today’s hires while still in college? Layering the unavoidable and daunting emotional and social challenges common in their life stage, millennials feel that preparing for and tackling adult life and career responsibilities has never been more difficult. Students are stressed or lost. Parents are concerned, if not terrified. Educators are very challenged. 

SOLUTION. Invite Jason L. Ma, a globally renowned college and career success coach and mentor, author, and featured speaker, to discuss the challenges common to college students, and share ways to be successful in career and life. From clarifying direction to becoming more pragmatically skillful (and street-smart) to finding quality internships to managing stress, failure, and conflict, and to rising up the ranks, Ma will address the many issues facing millennials in college today. His advice is both inspirational and practical. 

Listed as one of the world’s top experts on mentoring and unleashing the full potential of next-generation leaders, Jason Ma is founder, CEO, & chief mentor of ThreeEQ, Inc., a premier success coaching and consulting firm. He is author of the highly acclaimed book, Young Leaders 3.0, a Forbes contributor, a member of the B20 Employment Taskforce (which advises the G20), and a Forbes Global CEO Conference delegate for 8 years. Through his career, Ma has successfully coached and mentored 1-on-1 hundreds of high achievers in accomplishing their life-stage goals, strengthening mindsets and skill sets, and bettering their lives. Logging over two million miles of global travels through the decades, he is a seasoned executive and entrepreneur in education and technology industries. Allow Ma to captivate and add value to your audience with his unusually inspiring and pragmatic perspective and acumen.


Leadership – Student Orientation – Organizational Day – Sororities
Fraternities – Keynotes – Assemblies – Workshops – Seminars


          • Young Leaders 3.0: Success Stories, Insights, and Strategies for Students and Young Professionals
          • How to Improve Mindsets, Skill Sets, Strategies, and Execution for Success
          • How to Become the Millennial Who Employers Love to Hire and Promote
          • How to Clarify Your Direction—and Thrive In and OUT of University
          • How to Hone the Operating System and Apps of Your Entrepreneurial Mind and Soul
          • How to Raise Your Practical EQ—Emotional, Social, and Leadership Intelligence
          • Gain the Competitive Advantage as a Young Global Leader
          • How to Build Confidence, Competence, Commitment, and Clarity
          • How to Manage Failure, Time, Stress, and Conflict
          • The Art of Hunting for Quality Internships and Jobs
          • How Unconventional, Experiential Learning Is Reshaping Higher Education
          • Common Traits of Today’s Most Successful Young Entrepreneurs
          • Why and How Wise Mentors Can Shape You as a Next-Generation Leader

(All topics can be customized for your specific audience)

TOPICS for Parents, High School Students, College Applicants, & K-12 Educators

Unleashing the Full Potential of Next-Generation Achievers
with Top Expert, Teen Success Coach, Elite College Admissions Consultant,
Author, & Featured Speaker Jason L. Ma

PROBLEM. As a high school student, have you ever felt lots of stress, uncertainty, or angst? Have you experienced relationships that could be better, or some disempowerment or even purposelessness or despondence at times? Are you a bit overwhelmed by the increasingly hyper-competitive college admissions rat race? Are you concerned that your grades, SAT or ACT and SAT Subject Test scores, activities, skills, and communications may not get you noticed by highly competitive colleges? Are you experiencing pressure to select the right colleges and career track — decisions that will impact the rest of your life?

And do you know that most students and parents (far) underestimate the complexity of the elite college planning, applications, and admissions process — and the necessary elapsed time for truly quality preparation — through the high school years? Do you and your parents really understand what great colleges look for in admits? Do you have a roadmap on how to get into the college of your choice and be able to do well and thrive in college? Any missed opportunities thus far? Are you aware that you need to get certain important stuff done today, not next semester or next year?

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. Meanwhile, elite college admission is getting increasingly hypercompetitive. Layering the daunting emotional and social challenges common in their life stage, teenagers feel that tackling responsibilities has never been more difficult. Students are stressed or lost. Parents are concerned or terrified. Teachers are very challenged (and often under-appreciated). Top-tier college admission officers are evermore selective but challenged as well.

SOLUTION. We feel your pain but are excited about your opportunities and future. Invite Jason L. Ma, a globally renowned teen success coach and mentor, elite college admissions consultant, author, and featured speaker to discuss some of the challenges common to high school and younger students, parents, and educators, and share ways to be successful in college admissions, life, and early career positioning. Listed as one of the world’s top experts on mentoring and unleashing the full potential of next-generation leaders, Jason Ma is founder, CEO, & chief mentor of ThreeEQInc., a premier success coaching and consulting firm. He is author of the highly acclaimed book, Young Leaders 3.0, a Forbes contributor, and a member of the B20 Employment and Education Taskforce, which advises the G20.

Through his career, Ma has successfully coached and mentored 1-on-1 hundreds of high achievers in accomplishing great college admissions results, strengthening mindsets and skill sets, and bettering their lives. Logging over two million miles of global travels through the decades, he is a seasoned executive and entrepreneur in education and technology industries. Allow Ma to captivate and add value to your audience with his unusually inspiring and pragmatic perspective and acumen.



Keynotes – Workshops – Seminars – Special Events


          • Young Leaders 3.0Success Stories, Insights, and Strategies for Students, Parents, and Educators
          • The Lion Dad vs. the Tiger Mom – Unified Approach to Parenting Children for Success
          • How to Raise Confident and Independent Generation Z Kids ((Elementary, Middle, and High School)
          • Why to Avoid Over-Parenting and How to Take Wise Parenting to the Next Level
          • The Virtues of Constant Love and Quality Standardsand (Lots of) Humor
          • How to Manage Stress, Clarify Direction, and Unleash Your Own Potential
          • How to Raise Your Practical EQ—Emotional, Social, and Leadership Intelligence
          • Why You Should Start Preparing for College in Sixth Grade
          • What It Takes to Get Admitted to–And Stay In–Top Universities Without Mental Stressors
          • How to Wisely Prepare for Elite College Admissions and Life and Leadership Success
          • Elite College Planning, Applications, and Admissions Process – Practical Insights and Tips
          • What Prep Schools and Ivy League Universities Aren’t Teaching You
          • Quality Extracurricular Activities and Internships During School Years and Summers
          • The Art of Successful and Compassionate Student Leadership
          • When to Say No to Harvard
          • How Broken Is the Top-Tier College Admissions Process and What You Can Do to Win
          • How to Handle College Admissions Rejections
          • Why and How Caring, Wise Mentors Can Shape Your Teenagers and Tweens

(All topics can be customized for your specific audience)


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Rates and information needed from you

Rates vary based on audience type and size, content and duration, and location. Please contact us for a quote, including the following information. Depending on your event, we can include select Young Leaders 3.0 contributors as well.

  • Your name, title, organization, email, & phone number
  • Proposed topic(s) or objective (what’s most important to the audience?)
  • Expected type(s) and size of the audience (we’re here to add value to them!)
  • Date, start time, and end time (approximate duration in hours)
  • City, state/province, & country
  • Any other useful insight or requirement
  • Your organization’s budget for speaking fees and speaker’s travel/lodging/meals?



You will find a partial list of Jason L. Ma’s upcoming and past speaking engagements listed below the following sample videos.


SAMPLE VIDEOS & Testimonials

You will find a range of Jason L. Ma’s videos here, which excludes some private events. Some imperfect examples are given below. Ma’s recent speeches have resulted in most enthusiastic and long applauses from the audiences at high-level events in the United States and internationally.

>> Watch former CNBC News Anchor Lisa Oake’s Fireside Chat with Jason Ma on “Empowering the Next Generation” in a packed room of CEOs and executives, including parents, at the 2015 APAC Investments Summit held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. This summit was a Marcus Evans event. Jason Ma was the featured speaker and the event was paid for by corporate sponsors. (29-minute video)

“It was truly a pleasure to host Jason Ma as an honorary speaker at the APAC Investments Summit 2015, where he addressed some of the region’s top family offices and institutional investors with excellent insights on empowering the next generation for a sustainable future. Jason is a highly engaging speaker and a fantastic collaborator, and I do not hesitate to warmly recommend him to any event organizers.”
—Maya Filadska, Senior Executive Producer, APAC Investments Summit

“Jason, I would like to thank you for speaking at our 4th annual Florida Family Office Meetings. Your discussion regarding impact investments were eye-opening as well as intriguing. Your participation brought along a wealth of knowledge and depth, setting a new standard for all our conferences. I also thank you for moderating the New Technologies Panel at our Tech-dedicated Family Office Meeting that took place on March 28th in New York. The panel was a great success and was a major interest during the conference. I look forward to our future events.”
Denny Chared, General Manager, DC Finance


>> Watch Business Rockstars Host Ken Rutkowski’s Interview with Jason Ma on mentoring millennials and teenagers and on Young Leaders 3.0. Business Rockstars broadcast this live from its studio in Santa Monica, California, in October 2015. (19-minute video)

>> Listen to this same show on iHeartRadio (10:00 to 30:00 in the Episode).

“On behalf of Business Rockstars, we wanted to personally thank you for your great guest appearance on the show. Your segment was both insightful and entertaining!”
Brittany Lehman, Producer, Business Rockstars


>> Watch Ding Ding TV’s Interviews with Jason Ma on Work-Life Integration, on Next-Gen Leadership, on the College Application Process, and on Why to Prepare for College Early, (Host mainly in Chinese 中文 and Ma in English, 11-to-17 minute videos)

“Mr. Ma was just terrific as our Internet TV guest!”
—Joy Chen, President, Education Channel, Ding Ding TV; Parent


Jason Ma Speaking at the World Chinese Economic Summit.


Jason Ma as the featured fireside speaker in a private CEO event.


Jason Ma @Stanford E145

>> Jason Ma gave a lecture on “How to Hone the ‘OS and Apps’ of Your Entrepreneurial Mind and Soul” with audience Q&A in the popular tech entrepreneurship course Engineering 145 at Stanford University in 2015. (Video for the lecture wasn’t allowed by the university.)

Mr. Ma inspired a room full of overachieving Stanford students and instructors with a relatable and actionable presentation. His talk included colorful personal anecdotes and a good sense of humor. We were very grateful for his contribution.”
—Rebeca Hwang, Lecturer, Stanford University, and Managing Partner, Rivet Ventures; Parent


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Jason Ma with Stanford graduate and undergraduate students during audience Q&A.


>> Watch Jason Ma’s keynote speech about Young Leaders 3.0 at an LAUSD K-12 Principals Meeting in December 2015. The Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) is the second largest of 13,500 K-12 school districts in the United States. The Local District East’s Superintendent, 160 school principals, and administrators were present. (2-minute video snippet)

“Our entire team of administrators greatly appreciated your motivating and thought-provoking presentation. As we work to ensure that every student graduates college and career ready, your advice on how to engage students is valued.”
Christopher DowningSuperintendent, Local District South, LAUSD; Parent


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LAUSD Local District East’s Alison Towery, Superintendent Jose Huerta, and David Baca, and Jason Ma


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LAUSD Local District South Superintendent Christopher Downing and Jason Ma


>> Watch Teen Kids News’ TV Interviews with Jason Ma on Leadership and on College Applications Advice.

“Young Leaders 3.0 is a phenomenal book for young people and their parents to see the broad scope of what success looks like, and what it takes to achieve it. It also personalizes these success stories so that virtually every young person can relate to at least one of those profiled in the book. Inspiration and direction are what you’ll get from Jason Ma!”
—Brian Buntz, Executive Director, Young Dreamer Network; Parent


>> Watch an international TV interview with Jason Ma on mentoring top students of high-end families. (20-minute video)

“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.”
—Don Levy, former Senior VP of Marketing and Communications, Sony Pictures; Parent



>> Watch Joy Talk (in China)’s interviews with Jason Ma and his college junior daughter and Young Leaders 3.0 contributor Sabrina Ma on “Why Practical EQ Development and Wise Mentorship in a Family Are Important” and on “Why to Prepare for the College Admissions Process Early.” The host spoke Chinese 中文 and the Ma’s responded in English. The subtitle shows both English and Chinese, so inclusively all can enjoy. (4-minute videos)


>> Watch Jason Ma’s keynote speech (pep talk) with nearly 1,000 Lowell High School students, faculty, and administrators at the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium in San Francisco in 2010. Lowell High, Mr. Ma’s alma mater, is consistently ranked as the #1 large urban public high school in California. (10-minute video)

“Young Leaders 3.0 by Jason L. Ma should be informally required reading for all students. As one of the top-rated public high schools in the United States, Lowell High gets what it means to be achievers. This extraordinary and unparalleled book teaches students on how to reflect on their own successes, failures, mistakes made, and lessons learned, and to realize their own potential beyond the transcript, the SAT, the résumé. Students must take advantage of this practical and inspirational resource!”
—Andrew W. Ishibashi, Principal, Lowell High School, San Francisco, California; Parent


Upcoming Speeches


Past Speaking and Related Events
(Some Private Events Not Listed)

  • Fireside Speaker: Next-Gen Asian American Leaders
    NAAAP San Francisco Bay Area
    333 Market St., San Francisco, California, June 7, 2016 (6:00-8:30p)
  • Judge
    Berkeley Venture Lab Competition 2013organized by UC Berkeley’s Center for Entrepreneurship and Technology (CET) in collaboration with the Tsinghua-Berkeley Global Technology Entrepreneurship Program (GTE)
    SkyDeck, UC Berkeley, California, May 1, 2013
  • Keynote Speaker: How to Get Admitted to Elite US Universities
    China-US Business Summit’s Education Forum for parental Chinese delegates and American execs
    Los Angeles, California, Apr 29, 2013
  • Guest Speaker: Communicating and Networking Effectively as a Leader
    Special event consisting of Penn students from Arts & Sciences, Engineering and Wharton
    Huntsman Hall, University of Pennsylvania, Nov 30, 2012
  • Summit Co-Chair,
    Panelist: Education–Spearheading the Future, 
    Panelist: Plenary–India’s New Breed of Multinationals
    Global India Business Meeting 2012 
    Antwerp, Belgium, Jun 25, 2012
  • Keynote: How Do I Get Into My Dream University
    US Education Seminar, Hong Kong Career and Education Expo 2012
    Hong Kong, China, Feb 12, 2012
  • Panelist: Education, Entrepreneurship and Innovation, a Boardroom Dialogue Session
    Global China Business Meeting 2011
    Valencia, Spain, Nov 7-8, 2011
  • Various Speeches on Education and College Planning, Applications and Admissions
    IvyMax student/parent training workshops, private events and major community events (when Mr. Ma was formerly co-founder, CEO and senior college counselor at IvyMax)
    San Francisco Bay Area, Southern California and Beijing, China, 2006-2011


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