Mentoring Young Leaders


This page discuss how ThreeEQ is different and outshines others for families with motivated Gen Zers and Millennials.
For (tech) companies, C-suites, and family offices, please refer to our People page.

– Exceptional outcomes, mentoring method, author, and speaker
– Our Private Client families are mainly high-net-worth and are selected
– High-powered community roles, contributions, and connections

Please feel free to email us: Clients@ThreeEQ.com.


1. Exceptional Student Outcomes, Mentoring Method, Author, and Speaker

The Ma Family (playfully called the “MAfia”).


  • ThreeEQ helps students achieve great outcomes. Over the past thirteen years, through his previous private education company and his current firm, ThreeEQ, preeminent college admissions, high-end career, leadership, and life success mentor and coach Jason Ma and his teams have successfully inspired, guided, and transformed 1-on-1 hundreds of motivated high school students, college students, and working young leaders, while being trusted top advisors to parents. These students have achieved strong results in Ivy League and high competitive college admissions, fulfilling college life, internships, post-college first jobs, high-end career paths, and other personal milestones (depending on their life stage). On college admissions, many of the students were accepted into the eight Ivy League universities and other top private and public colleges and universities, and over 100 admitted to UC Berkeley and UCLA. These schools include
    • Amherst
    • Barnard
    • Boston College
    • Boston U
    • Bowdoin
    • Brown
    • Caltech
    • Cambridge (UK)
    • Carleton
    • Carnegie Mellon
    • Claremont McKenna
    • Colgate
    • Columbia
    • Cornell
    • Dartmouth
    • Duke
    • Emory
    • George Washington
    • Georgetown
    • Georgia Tech
    • Harvard
    • Harvey Mudd
    • Haverford
    • Imperial (UK)
    • Johns Hopkins
    • MIT
    • NYU
    • Northwestern
    • Oberlin
    • Oxford (UK)
    • Pomona
    • Princeton
    • Purdue
    • Rice
    • Stanford
    • Swarthmore
    • Tufts
    • UC Berkeley (Engineering, etc.)
    • UC Davis
    • UC Irvine
    • UCLA
    • UC San Diego
    • UC Santa Barbara
    • UChicago
    • UFlorida
    • UMichigan, Ann Arbor
    • U North Carolina, Chapel Hill
    • U Notre Dame
    • UPenn/Wharton
    • USC
    • UT Austin
    • UVirginia
    • UWashington
    • Vanderbilt
    • Vassar
    • Wake Forest
    • Washington U in St. Louis
    • Wellesley
    • Wesleyan
    • Williams
    • Yale
  • Known as the Chief Mentor of Next-Gen Leaders in high-level circles, Jason Ma and Team ThreeEQ maintain a 100% success rate with coachable, committed, high-achieving students in our selected Private Client families. We define success rate by outcomes that client families are happy about. With ThreeEQ’s exceptionally effective, 1-on-1 success mentoring and guidance, our client families achieve great outcomes, gain peace of mind, enrich relationships, and mitigate risk of opportunity loss—all with sound family values. We also help ease legacy and succession planning for some families. View testimonials from students, parents, CEOs, and other VIPs on our Testimonials and Success Stories page.
  • ThreeEQ is preeminent in BOTH college and career counseling AND leadership and life coaching. As a deeply engaged applied researcher and preeminent practitioner of elite college and career counseling, ThreeEQ fully understands EXACTLY how hypercompetitive Ivy League and highly competitive college admissions decisions are made. Our know-how, which includes Jason Ma’s own 20,000+ hours of experience and Team ThreeEQ’s overall experiences in the business, is recognized in high-level circles as absolutely top-notch and masterful in our client families’ favor. So, please DON’T be fooled by other educational and college consultancies telling you that only former admissions officers from top private schools qualify as expert counselors, or that their in-house, make-believe “admissions committee” will make magic for you. On leadership and life success coaching and mentoring, please read on.
  • In addition to helping our students achieve great results, ThreeEQ’s exceptionally effective, 1-on-1 mentoring and coaching method also HONES and ELEVATES their pragmatic emotional, social, and leadership intelligence (“3EQ”), growth and contribution mindset, strategies and execution, soft skills, and competitiveness. Our unique programs yield cumulatively (far) greater, more impactful and rewarding, long-term benefits for our students than any other counseling programs out thereTo sophisticated families, this sustainable competitive edge of ours outshines all other consultancies. Our mentoring and coaching methodology and framework integrate up-to-date, sophisticated, real-world wisdom, including where the Future of Work and Education is REALLY headed. We genuinely care about our students’ academic, personal, and career growth, contributions, identity, relationships, and happiness for many years to come. Our work is MORE PROFOUND and BENEFICIAL than just helping kids get into college because college ISN’T their destination but is PART of their JOURNEY. In the context of our success mentorship and coaching programs:
    • 3EQ = Pragmatic emotional, social, and leadership intelligence
    • 4S = Visionary story and character, (emotional/mental) state of mind, (soft) skills and talent, and strategies and execution.
  • As examples, ThreeEQ students include Jason’s own two happy, compassionate Gen Z daughters, who aspire to be impactful, tech C-suite leaders in the long term:
    • Sabrina was admitted to a few Ivy League schools (her first Ivy admit letter received at still age 16 because she skipped 4th grade), UC Berkeley, UCLA, USC, and others. 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 CS. Since graduating Georgetown in 2018, Sabrina’s been a Google software engineer and an emerging leader in Silicon Valley.
    • Lydia was accepted into Penn/Wharton Early Decision and politely declined two interview requests by Harvard reps because Wharton was indeed her #1 dream school. Today, she is a Wharton rising junior dual-concentrating in finance and business analytics and minoring in CS. Recognized as a top student and leader at Wharton, Lydia looks forward to working full-time as a Value Realization Intern at Slack in SF through the summer of 2020.

Business Rockstars Host Ken Rutkowski interviewing Jason Ma.


  • ThreeEQ’s Jason Ma is named “Preeminent Mentor for Next-Gen Leaders” by Black Tie Magazine, which features celebrity philanthropists. Chosen as 1 of 8 “Industry Men of 2020” for “Leadership 3.0 Intelligence” in Clientele Luxury Magazine. Featured in Business Rockstars, CNBC Asia (Managing Asia and Squawk Box), Channel NewsAsia, WealthBriefingAsia, Fast Company, JustLuxe, Teen Kids News, and other media outlets.
  • ThreeEQ CEO/Chief Mentor Jason Ma is the acclaimed author of Young Leaders 3.0: Stories, Insights, and Tips for Next-Generation Achievers, a groundbreaking book. 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, University of Chicago, and USC. Yet, these young leaders’ accomplishments transcend standardized test scores, GPAs, and résumés to reveal a more human and multifaceted view of achievement and growth. These stories provide an inside look into their personal successes and failures along with proven strategies your children can apply in their own lives to get ahead.
  • Jason Ma is the former Forbes contributor on Mentoring Young Leaders for Elite College Admissions, Next-Gen Leadership, Innovative Higher Ed, and Entrepreneurship Success, with over 1.4 million views and counting. Other Forbes articles yield, on average, less than 1,000 views each, but Jason’s Forbes articles yield, on average, over 100,000 views each.
  • Jason Ma is a sought-after speaker and masterclass leader. The alumni clubs of Harvard Business School (HBS), Harvard, Stanford GSB, UC Berkeley Haas, and Wharton in Northern California enthusiastically co-sponsored the exclusive event “Preparing Your Children for Middle/High School, College Admissions, University Life, Career, and Personal Success” featuring ThreeEQ’s Jason as the sole speaker for a PACKED audience of high-achieving parents. He is one of the rare souls who has been invited by faculty at BOTH Stanford University and UC Berkeley as a guest lecturer to their students. Represented by leading speakers bureaus worldwide, Jason Ma’s speaking topics include Leadership 3.0, global business, geopolitics, sociopolitics, technology, family, higher education, mentorship, and Ivy League and elite college admissions.


2. Our Private Client Families Are Mainly High-Net-Worth and Are Selected. Some Examples:

Jason Ma delivering the keynote with parents in a special event organized and sponsored by the Harvard Business School Association of Northern California.


Jason Ma and J. Morton Davis, Chairman, D.H. Blair Investing Banking Corp., and Wall Street legend.


Our Private Client families have been selected, high-net-worth, and diverse in backgrounds and ethnicities (Caucasian, Asian American, Asian, European, and Latinx).

  • Example 1: One parent is CEO of a US$40 billion market cap public tech company, and the other is retired and helping the family full-time. We’ve been mentoring their high-achieving, STEM-focused daughter, now a high school senior at a private school, since her sophomore year and will continue guiding her through the end of her college freshman year.
  • Example 2: One parent is 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, which Jason helped resolve and converted into a positive learning outcome for him. He was admitted to a number of top schools and chose Colgate, where he is a proud alum. Today, he works at Warner Bros. in the entertainment industry in Hollywood.
  • Example 3: One parent is the founder and managing partner of a leading law firm in the East Coast, and the other is a retired doctor. We coached their daughter while in high school and she now attends Cornell.
  • Example 4: One parent is EVP/C-suite executive of a US$50 billion+ market cap public tech company, 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 5: 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 6: The parents are successful entrepreneurs in Hong Kong. We coached their son for 5 years from first year in a UK boarding school through his first year of university. He’s now finishing his final year at Imperial in the UK. He will be an impactful, compassionate engineering leader.
  • Example 7: One parent runs his own family office, and the other is a housewife. We coached both their boys in a private high school for a few years until their graduation. We transformed one from a D+ student into a B+ student; he now attends a top-tier public university. We helped the other get admitted to top universities, including Oxford in the UK, where he’s been an undergrad and is pursuing an engineering MEng.


3. High-Powered Community Roles, Contributions, and Connections

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


  • Jason Ma was a by-invitation-only delegate to the Forbes Global CEO Conference for 8 years before Forbes Media was acquired by an Asian firm.
  • Jason Ma is an appointed, leading member of the B20 in the G20, serving on the Future of Work and Education Taskforce. The B20 is the official voice of the private sector to the G20 heads of state and governments, representing the global business community across all G20 member states and all economic sectors. The G20 represents over 80% of nearly US$90 trillion in global nominal GDP (before the COVID-19 crisis) and 2/3 of world population of 7.8 billion people. Through the G20 and B20 Presidencies in Australia, Turkey, China, Germany, Argentina, and currently Saudi Arabia, Jason is one of only a few hundred business leaders worldwide handpicked to be B20 members.
  • Although he knows many college admissions deans and top administrators at elite universities (and large donors connected with them), Jason Ma has led guiding 99%+ of his students 1-on-1 to get admitted based on real merit, rarely from big “hooks” such as recruited Division 1 athletes, high-powered connections (e.g., trustees) to universities, or parents who’ve donated many millions of dollars for a few years. These students’ achievements reflect the TRULY powerful and high-quality mentorship skill sets of Jason and Team ThreeEQ in helping students win, succeed, and grow.


Gallery (G20 Heads of State, Forbes Global CEOs, etc.)