Mentoring Young Leaders



Today, the global socioeconomic and geopolitical climate, and employable skills gap, are changing at an alarming rate. 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 and keep. Layering the 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. Millennials from age 18 to early 30’s are prone to lose purpose and motivation and often require the most intensive life and career success coaching.

“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 Jason L. Ma 馬良傑老師. If you want to become more successful as a college or grad school student and leader, to seek competitive internships and jobs, to prep for university transfer or for graduate school, or to thrive in a meaningful career or major family business, we at ThreeEQ are here to strategically and pragmatically guide and nurture you and help you to win and succeed.

Our personalized success coaching and mentoring process is designed to unleash your full potential, help you become the best version of yourself, and achieve key life-stage goals (e.g. career positioning or grad school search and admissions). With our guidance, you will meaningfully and progressively enhance your own significance, connect, engage, contribute, grow, and succeed in your 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 personally and successfully guided (1-on-1) and transformed the lives of numerous college/university students and millennial professionals/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.

(To impart part of his teachings conveniently for the masses, Mr. Ma authored and published an acclaimed, groundbreaking 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.)

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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 instill discipline and drive in you and inspire you to reach for greater heights. We also train you to become (even better as) a genuinely interesting, thoughtful, 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 in your case); 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, contribute in relevant extracurricular/community activities, build great relationships with your “ecosystem constituents,” build up impressive work and leadership experiences and employable skills, and develop powerful and authentic storylines. As a result, you will be better positioned for a thriving career or a successful, 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 and success by inspiring and guiding 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, and maximizing chances for admission.

Given enough time, we help you positively stand out — necessary as highly competitive applicants to top-tier graduate and professional schools. 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 specialize 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 earlier; stress less.

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 Americas, Asia Pacific, Europe/MIddle East/Africa, 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 help you powerfully hone your pragmatic emotional, social, and leadership intelligence (3EQ), which often matters more than just decent IQ.


The bottomline, or what really matters, relates to the quality of the preparation, communication, and execution of your authentic character, story, and production — like a movie being made and released in which you are both the movie star and the movie! Sort of like your own A+ movie director (e.g. think Steven Spielberg or Zhang Yimou!), along with your parent(s) as the supportive executive producer, we are gratefully recognized as the best in the industry who can help you optimize and maximize your qualities, success, and growth.

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

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 starts from $30,000 per year to 6-figure USDs per year. If this pricing level is truly no issue for your family (after you consult with your parents) and if you honestly desire to explore becoming a coveted Private Client student 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 you, we understand that the vast majority of parents aren’t high-net-worth yet and can’t afford our 1:1 Signature Services. If your family is in this category, here is a solution: Mr. Ma can inspire, instruct, and benefit you in a masterclass/seminar or two—if you or your parents 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.




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