Mentoring Young Leaders

ThreeEQ is a premier education and global business advisory firm forged and based in innovative Silicon Valley. We help select families, enterprises, institutions, and event planners worldwide achieve great outcomes in what matters to them (college admissions, career, business, and personal success). “3EQ” means pragmatic emotional, social, and leadership intelligence. One of ThreeEQ’s distinctions is a 100% success rate with coachable, committed, high-achieving students. ThreeEQ is named Preeminent Gen Z Success Mentor in Black Tie Magazine. Given high-quality guidance, teen and young adult leaders today will become seasoned leaders tomorrow. We influence and add value to the Board/C-suite at select companies in the global (tech) business world as well. Passionate about mentoring, rainmaking, and speaking, we transform chosen young people into impactful, next-generation leaders and help shape the G20 education and business world. This is our story.


Success Stories

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, & Managing Partner, Rivet Ventures

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 SVP of Marketing & Communications, Sony Pictures

Mr. Ma is extremely knowledgeable about the college admissions process and offers valuable insight and wisdom. He was able to identify my unique strengths and talents early on and continues to provide me with valuable advice for me as a college student. He is a trusted mentor and coach and know that I will seek his professional advice for my career path.

Carolyn Yang, Princeton University student

Jason Ma and his book Young Leaders 3.0 serve to get the synapses firing between young professionals/entrepreneurs and seasoned leaders. and act as a catalyst for a new generation of leadership.

Jonathan Rosenberg, former SVP of Products, Google & author of “How Google Works”

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 look forward to our future events.

Denny Chared, Founder & Managing Director, DC Finance

It was truly a pleasure to host Jason Ma as an honorary speaker, where he addressed 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.

Maya Filadska, Senior Executive Producer, APAC Investments Summit

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 Downing, Superintendent, Local District South, Los Angeles Unified School District

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

Jason Ma’s book Young Leaders 3.0 is a tour de force. This book is not only extremely helpful in guiding young people but also advantageous for parents and all adults. A classic in the making.

Narayana Murthy, Founder, Infosys & Listed as one of “The 12 Greatest Entrepreneurs of Our Time” by Fortune Magazine

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Upcoming Speeches

The following are some of sought-after speaker Jason Ma’s recent speaking engagements. To inquire about booking Ma for a speaking engagement, please go to his speaking page.


Featured Speaker
Preparing Your Children For Middle/High School, College, Career, & Personal Success
[Sponsored by the Haas Alumni Network & Cal Alumni Club of New York] Pepper Hamilton LLP, New York, 6 Dec 2018

Moderator: The Future of Work & Education
The Florida Family Office & High Net Worth Annual Conference 2018
W South Beach, Miami, Florida, 4 Dec 2018

1) Panelist: Shaping the Digital Economy—Building an Ecosystem for Innovation and Entrepreneurship
2) Moderator: Social and Youth Entrepreneurship—Impact Investment
World Chinese Economic Summit 2018

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 9-10 Nov 2018

B20 Employment & Education Task Force Leading Member Participant
The B20 Summit (in preparation for the G20 Leaders Summit 2018)
Buenos Aires, Argentina, 4-5 Oct 2018

Speaker: Gen Z—Tomorrow’s Digital Workers
2018 Future of Business Collaboration Webinar: Communication for the Intelligent Enterprise
Online, 30 August 2018

Moderator: Tariffs and Trade Wars—The Effect on Realtors
San Francisco Association of Realtors (SFAR) Seminar on Tariffs and International Trade
San Francisco Italian Athletic Club, California, 16 August 2018

Keynote Speaker: Next-Generation Human Capital Leadership
Deep-Dive Workshop Leader: Leadership 3.0

NASSCOM HR Summit 2018
ITC Grand Chola, Chennai, India, 26 Jul 2018

Jason Ma 馬良傑 is a renowned international speaker on preparing for elite US university admissions, forward-looking education and global business leadership.


Jason Ma is the acclaimed author of Young Leaders 3.0: Stories, Insights, and Tips for Next-Generation Achievers and the former Forbes contributor on Mentoring Young Leaders (for U.S. elite college admissions, Gen Z leadership and entrepreneurship, and innovative higher education success) with over 1 million views. His Forbes articles are as follows:

College Apps: Stanford, Anyone?

When to Say No to Harvard

What It Takes to Get Into UC Berkeley

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Events & News

30 September 2019 — ThreeEQ
ThreeEQ Named “Preeminent Gen Z Success Mentor” in Black Tie Magazine
It is an honor to be named Preeminent Gen Z Success Mentor by Black Tie Magazine. This longstanding magazine is renowned for empowering people worldwide, including celebrities, to be active philanthropists. As a foremost college admissions, career, leadership, and life coach and mentor, and trusted parent advisor, ThreeEQ inspires and guides driven teens and young adults in select families not only to achieve great outcomes in what matters to them but also to cultivate powerful mindsets, soft skills, and connections for lifelong success. ThreeEQ coaches and mentors select high schoolers, college applicants, college and graduate students, and early careerists (Gen Zers) to succeed—and be happy—in our increasingly competitive, fast-changing world, in which much stress, anxiety, or even depression among young people and parents, are common.

25 September 2019 — ThreeEQ
Applying To Top U.S. Colleges Early Decision or Early Action
This is ThreeEQ Chief Mentor Jason Ma’s fairly evergreen Forbes article “Advice On Applying to Top U.S. Colleges Via Early Decision Or Early Action“ with a topical commentary. Driven high school seniors who will apply to college Early Decision or Early Action may find this useful as it will soon be down to the wire for them. Motivated, younger high schoolers and their parents may find this article useful for college planning purposes.

12 September 2019 — ThreeEQ
When To Say No To Harvard
As high school seniors and transfer applicants began their college application process, ThreeEQ Chief Mentor Jason Ma reflects on his previous Forbes article “When To Say No To Harvard” and includes two recent examples on what “fit” means in college search and enrollment.

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