Mentoring Young Leaders


This page shows part of what makes ThreeEQ different for HNW Families with Next Gens who are Gen Zs, Millennials, or even Gen X leaders. Please also view our Testimonials.

– Exceptional student outcomes
Selected wealthy client families
– High-powered community roles and contribution

Regarding our work for Companies/C-suite leaders, Family Offices, and Family Businesses, please view our People page.


“Chief Mentor of Next-Gen Leaders: College Admissions, Leadership, Career, & Life Success.”

—Family Office Association

“Chief Mentor of Next-Gen Leaders.”

—The CEO Magazine
Family Office Magazine & Conference
—Impact Wealth Magazine
—ELITE Global Leaders Conference
Ritossa Family Office & Summits
—Silicon Valley Insider
—Washington Elite

Agreus Group


“Preeminent Mentor for Next-Gen Leaders (Leadership 3.0).”

Black Tie Magazine
—Clientele Luxury Magazine

1. Exceptional Student Outcomes

The Ma family (playfully called the “MAfia”) with two happy, compassionate Gen Z women leaders. Sabrina is a Google software engineer. Lydia graduated Penn/Wharton in May 2022. Both have tech leadership aspirations.


  • ThreeEQ helps students achieve great outcomes in admission to Ivy League and elite colleges and universities, fulfilling college lives, coveted internships and post-college first jobs, high-end career paths, and other leadership and personal milestones., depending on a given student’s life stage. We help them accomplish great results, live more happily, and transform upward—with ELEVATED pragmatic emotional, social, and leadership intelligence (“3EQ”) and visionary story/character, state of mind, soft skills, strategies, and execution (“4S”) for GREATER life-cycle impact, relationships, and peace of mind within the family (without the usual stress and anxiety).
  • ThreeEQ is proud to maintain a 100% success rate (defined by outcomes that clients are happy about) with coachable, committed, resourceful high-achieving students in our selected Private Client Families. Please view our student, parent, and other testimonials and success stories.
  • ThreeEQ’s high-quality, sophisticated service for our Private Client Families is unparalleled..We are a preeminent practitioner of INTEGRATED elite college/career counseling and next-gen leadership/life coaching, as well as a deeply engaged applied researcher. High-level circles recognize our integrated know-how as top-notch and masterful. We understand EXACTLY how Ivy League and highly competitive colleges make their admissions decisions. But ThreeEQ’s work is EVEN MORE profound and beneficial from the short to long term in addition to helping students get into top colleges and universities…
  • ThreeEQ’s student success stories include Chief Mentor Jason Ma’s own two happy, compassionate Gen Z children, who aspire to be impactful, tech C-suite leaders in the long term:
    • Sabrina was admitted to a few Ivy League schools (she received her first Ivy acceptance letter at age 16, as she skipped 4th grade), UC Berkeley, UCLA, USC, and other top schools. She chose Georgetown and enjoyed her 4 years there. Although she had no computer science experience in high school, she boldly pivoted her major from Business to Computer Science. She learned complex subjects quickly and powered through, despite her initial disadvantage. Sabrina was featured as one of the 23 exemplary Millennial and Gen Z leaders in Jason Ma’s critically acclaimed book, Young Leaders 3.0: Stories, Tips, and Insights for Next-Generation Achievers. Since graduating Georgetown in 2018, Sabrina has worked as a Google software engineer. Having been promoted, Sabrina is recognized as an emerging young tech leader at Google.
    • Lydia was accepted into Penn/Wharton Early Decision as a freshman. She politely declined two interview requests from Harvard representatives because Wharton was her dream school. Lydia graduated Penn/Wharton in May 2022. Extraordinarily capable, Wharton graduates have learned what it means to be resilient, adaptable, and determined. The wise ones have also ingrained compassion, integrity, and a bit of humor in their “personal operating system.” Lydia dual-concentrated in Finance and Business Analytics and minored in Computer Science. She was passionate and rigorous as both a scholar and a jock through the school years and summers [e.g., quality tech company summer internships (Zuora and Slack twice), the shortest-ever, female co-president of the Wharton Undergraduate Fintech Group, TA of CS classes in Penn Engineering, GGV NextGen fellow, and other activities].
      In the beginning of her senior year in 2021, Lydia accepted Salesforce Slack’s kind offer to return, this time as a full-time software engineer after graduation. It is a road less traveled for Wharton business leadership-focused kids. Please enjoy a post reflecting on Lydia’s graduation and what is up ahead for her.


Business Rockstars Host Ken Rutkowski interviewing Jason Ma.


  • ThreeEQ’s Jason Ma is the author of the critically acclaimed, groundbreaking book Young Leaders 3.0: Stories, Insights, and Tips for Next-Generation Achievers. Over 1/2 of the 23 featured 17-to-24-year-old high achievers and chapter contributors were Jason’s students, who hail from the 8 Ivy League universities (Brown, Columbia, Cornell, Dartmouth, Harvard, Penn, Princeton, and Yale), Babson, Bowdoin, Colgate, Georgetown, Georgia Tech, MIT, Northwestern, Oxford, Stanford, UC Berkeley, UCLA, UChicago, and USC. The book goes beyond standardized test scores, GPAs, and résumés to take a more human and multifaceted look at these young leaders’ achievements and growth—including an inside look at personal successes and failures along with proven strategies for your child to get ahead in life.
  • Forbes contributor Jason Ma’s 12 articles on Mentoring Young Leaders have produced 1.7 million+ views (an average of 140,000+ views per article) and counting. His articles are about Ivy League and highly competitive college admissions, next-generation leadership, innovative higher education, and entrepreneurship.  Jason currently writes for Impact Wealth Magazine and Family Office Magazine.
  • ThreeEQ CEO/Chief Mentor Jason Ma is a sought-after speaker, moderator, and masterclass leader who inspires, captivates, and enlightens audiences from Gen Z to Billionaires on a variety of topics worldwide. 


2. Selected, Wealthy Client Families

Jason Ma delivering the keynote in front of a packed audience of high-achieving parents. This special event, for which Jason was the sole speaker, was enthusiastically co-sponsored by Harvard Business School Association, Harvard, Stanford GSB, UC Berkeley Haas, and Wharton alumni clubs.


Around the world, our Private Client families are selected, high net worth, and diverse in backgrounds and ethnicities. A fraction of our client families weren’t exactly wealthy but we really liked their students, so we accepted them and underwrote “virtual scholarships” for them. Here, we give a few examples highlighting the types of client parents we work with as well.

  • Example 1: One parent is President and CEO of a Fortune 500 tech company in Silicon Valley with a market cap of nearly US$100 billion, and the other is retired and helping the family full-time. We mentored their high-achieving, STEM-focused daughter for a few years since her sophomore year at a top private school in Atherton, CA. Our student was admitted to some Ivy League and other elite private and public universities. Passionate about aerospace engineering, top-tier equestrian competitions, and being a pilot, she chose and now attends USC Viterbi School of Engineering, which offered her the prestigious Viterbi Fellowship.
  • Example 2: One parent is founder CEO of a well-backed private tech company and a serial entrepreneur, and the other is a stay-at-home mom. We’ve been coaching and mentoring their younger boy since the end of his high school sophomore year and will continue to do so through his college freshman year. Passionate about AI and CS, our introverted student is already transforming a bit in his mindset and soft skills, while shaping a stronger story and clearer direction, both academic and nonacademic, towards his upcoming elite college application season and beyond.
  • Example 3: One parent is EVP and C-suite leader of a public global tech company with a market cap of over US$80 billion, and the other is an entrepreneur. We coached both their boys in high school—one from freshman through senior years and the other before his senior year until graduation. They are, respectively, a USC graduate now working at a Big Four and a UC Berkeley student.
  • Example 4: One parent is a former SVP of Sony Pictures, and the other is in social services. We started coaching their younger son at the beginning of his high school senior year, when he was having a serious girlfriend issue. Jason helped him resolve this issue and converted it into a positive learning outcome. The student was admitted to several top schools and chose Colgate, of which he is a proud alum. Today, he works at Warner Bros. in the entertainment industry in Hollywood.
  • Example 5: One parent is the founder and managing partner of a leading law firm on the East Coast, and the other is a retired doctor. We coached their daughter while in high school. She now attends Cornell.
  • Example 6: The parents are successful entrepreneurs in mainland China. We coached their son from his freshman through senior years in high school. He is a recent Georgetown graduate and newly minted investment banker.
  • Example 7: The parents are successful entrepreneurs in Hong Kong. We coached their son for 5 years from his first year in a UK boarding school through his first year of university. He is now finishing his final year at Imperial in the UK and will be an impactful, compassionate engineering leader.
  • Example 8: One parent runs his own family office and his late wife was a housewife. We coached both their boys in a private high school for a few years until their graduation. We transformed one of their children from a D+ student into a B+ student; he now attends UC Santa Barbara. We helped the other child gain admission to top universities, including Oxford in the UK, where he was an undergrad and is now pursuing a Master of Engineering.


3. High-Powered Community Roles and Contribution

Jason Ma and Steve Schwarzman, Chairman and CEO, Blackstone, at the B20 in China.


  • Jason Ma was a by-invitation delegate to the Forbes Global CEO Conference for 8 years before Forbes Media was acquired.
  • Jason Ma is an appointed, leading member of the B20, the G20’s official dialogue forum with the global business community, sitting on the Future of Work and Education Task Force through the G20 and B20 Presidencies in Australia, Turkey, China, Germany, Argentina, Saudi Arabia, Italy, and Indonesia (2022). Jason has a worldview from the present to the future.
  • Although Jason is well-connected, including college admissions deans and top administrators at elite universities (and some large donors connected to them), he has guided 99%+ of his students 1-on-1 to gaining admission based on REAL MERIT, and rarely from big “hooks” such as recruited Division 1 athletes, parents who have donated tens of millions of dollars, etc. These students’ achievements reflect the TRULY powerful and high-quality coaching and mentoring skill sets of Jason Ma and Team ThreeEQ in helping students authentically win, succeed, and grow.