Mentoring Young Leaders

“An important key to success is a great mentor
. It
doesn’t get better than my mentor, the legendary Jay

Daymond John, CEO & Founder of FUBU, NYTimes
Bestselling Author, & Star of ABC’s Shark Tank




The world of work today is one in which change is constant, if not accelerating, and the future of work has arrived. Worldwide, the growing impact of technologies (especially AI), globalization, demographic changes, as well as the changing nature of careers and the “gig economy,” are not only raising people’s, companies’, and educational institutions’ productivity and connectivity but also increasing anxiety, 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. You.

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 in which 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, twentysomethings and late teens 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. Employers are evermore selective in hires.

Millennials and Gen Z’ers at work and in college/university are prone to lose purpose and motivation and often require the most intensive life and career success coaching.

To what extent does the above resonate with you?
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Testimonials LoveEnter ThreeEQ, led by Founder, CEO and Chief Mentor Jason Ma. We at ThreeEQ are here to strategically and pragmatically inspire and guide you to achieve, grow, succeed, and enhance your significance at next levels like never before. 

Our personalized success mentoring is designed not only to help you achieve key next-level goals and rise as successful leaders in the work world or in school, but also to move you towards becoming the best version of yourself and help you reach sustainable joy in your life.

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 personally and successfully guided (1-on-1) and transformed the lives of numerous college/university students and millennial professionals/entrepreneurs through the years (see testimonials). Mr. Ma’s former students can be found working at renowned enterprises, nonprofits, and startups, working in government, and attending top schools.

Our unusually effective, inspiring, and personalized success coaching and mentoring process integrates Mr. Ma’s extensively proven and pragmatic framework of emotional, social, and leadership intelligence (“3EQ“) and genuine story, strategies, skill sets, and state of mind (“4S“). He discusses this in his Forbes article “How Mentors Shape Moguls, CEOs, Celebrities, and the Next Generation of LeadersDecent IQ matters, but practical “3EQ” is necessary for stars. Our holistic service works especially well for high achievers who desire a stronger competitive edge or clearer direction.

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.


Jason Ma’s Student Testimonials


To share part of his teachings on a more widespread scale, Mr. Ma authored and published the acclaimed 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 young leaders as chapter contributors. Over one-half of these contributors were Mr. Ma’s students.

Learn more under the following tabs:

Maintaining or Enhancing Purpose and Motivation

Our mission includes unleashing the full potential of and empowering next-generation leaders in our clientele worldwide. Our life and career success coaching and mentoring ensure that you stay focused during your prime. We bolster the development of your discipline and drive while inspiring you to reach for greater heights. Ultimately, we help you become even better as a genuinely interesting, thoughtful, and highly engaged leader who will make a positive difference in the world.

For college and university students, we focus on strengthening your vision; key goals; contribution and growth mindset; study and social habits; college/university transfer or graduate school preparation strategies and tactics (if applicable); career preparation and development strategies; leadership skills; communication and relationship-building skills; critical and creative thinking skills, time/stress/conflict management skills; and execution effectiveness. We help you choose and optimize rigorous yet balanced course loads year to year, enhance your GPA, plan for test prep, and select majors (and minors) that complement your personal interests and career aspirations.

We encourage and guide you to apply to meaningful and often highly selective internships (for which we may provide choices or connections, if appropriate, and certainly guidance), perform well in them, and build up impressive work and leadership experiences and employable skills. We also train you in maximizing your contribution to relevant extracurricular/community activities, building great relationships with your “ecosystem constituents,” and developing powerful and authentic storylines. As a result, you will be better positioned for a thriving career or a competitive college/university transfer or graduate school applications season.

Planning For and Applying as a Transfer Student to Upper-Tier U.S. Colleges and Universities

If you are planning to apply as a transfer student to other US or UK colleges and universities, please view “Planning For and Applying to Top-Tier US or UK Colleges and Universities” for freshman applicants as the application process is somewhat similar but with nuanced differences for transfers. We delight in helping our students optimize decisions and maximize their wins by steering them through this timelined and complex process.

Planning For and Applying to Graduate Schools, Including MBA Programs

Top graduate and professional schools, including MBA programs, look for mature individuals with demonstrated academic achievement, leadership potential, likable personal qualities, and impactful contributions. The elite schools, a subset, look for standouts from these high achievers. Top MBA programs typically require several years of impressive work experience.

Our strategic and pragmatic guidance helps current college/university students and young professionals like you to plan ahead smartly, realize your authentic best and full potential, present highly compelling applications, and maximize chances for admission to your dream and best-fit graduate or professional schools, while minimizing opportunity costs and subsequent pain.

Given enough time, we help you positively stand out. More specifically, we inspire and guide you in:

  • Optimizing your mindset, vision, goals, strategies, and activities
  • Planning for rigorous but balanced course loads
  • Learning how to earn stronger or better grades
  • Planning when and how best to prepare for the GMAT or GRE
  • Selecting a manageable list of reach, probable, and solid (best-fit) schools
  • Crafting convincing applications, resumes and essays (especially on brainstorming and editing of DOZENS of personal essays and short answers)
  • Securing strong academic and professional recommendations and references
  • Applying for merit-based scholarships (if deemed fit)
  • Preparing effectively for in-person, phone, and Skype/online interviews
  • Making certain all required application components are complete
  • Deciding the optimal graduate or professional program to matriculate in

We inspire and guide high-achieving Millennials in applying to elite MBA programs and top-flight MA/MS programs in the United States. We positively transform young adults like you in the process and prepare you for a lifetime of success and leadership. Take advantage of the distinctively effective and high-powered guidance from ThreeEQ. Start early; stress less; gain more.

Preparing to Succeed and Rise In a Meaningful Career

We are committed to helping you choose and prepare for success in a meaningful career or in a major family business that will help you become a leader of your industry in the Americas, Asia Pacific, Europe/Middle East, or globally.

We help working professionals like you define powerful visions, set short-term and long-term career goals, develop strategic and tactical plans to achieve your goals, transform creative ideas into concrete business proposals, and become more consistently effective in execution. Moreover, we help you effectively develop and sustain a positively strong mindset, connect professionally and socially, strengthen international-grade decision-making, communication, and presentation skills, prepare for job interviews, plan for family succession (if applicable), and thrive in a career or in a major family business. We guide you in powerfully honing your pragmatic emotional, social, and leadership intelligence (“3EQ”), which often matters more than just decent IQ.


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, you will set clearer direction, achieve great results in career positioning or graduate school admissions, and move towards becoming the best version of yourself.



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 student and premium pricing for our sought-after Signature Services isn’t an issue for your parents and yourself, kindly apply via our Contact page.

While personalized success mentoring 1-on-1 privately with us is the most powerful and effective solution for you, we understand that the vast majority of parents may not have the ability to afford our 1:1 Signature Services. If your family is in this category, alternative solutions to receive Mr. Ma’s insight and guidance include partaking in Mr. Ma’s masterclasses/group success coaching (please view his Speaking page and follow up accordingly) and reading Mr. Ma’s acclaimed book Young Leaders 3.0: Stories, Insights, and Tips for Next-Generation Achievers..



ThreeEQ also provides

Signature Services for Middle School Students
Signature Services for High School Students

Advice for Parents
Signature Services for C-Suite/Senior Executives & Entrepreneurs
Signature Services for Enterprises & SMEs
Speaking & Group Coaching/Masterclass Services