Mentoring Young Leaders


This page shows what makes ThreeEQ different for high-end families with high-achieving Gen Zs and Millennials, the next generation. See also our Testimonials.

– Exceptional student outcomes, mentorship, authorship, and speakership
Wealthy, selected client families
– High-powered community roles, contributions, and connections

Regarding our work for companies, family businesses, and family offices, view our For Enterprises and People pages.


1. Exceptional Student Outcomes, Mentorship, Authorship, and Speakership

The Ma family (playfully called the “MAfia”) with two happy, compassionate Gen Z women leaders. Sabrina is a Google software engineer. Lydia is a Wharton rising senior. 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. We help them accomplish great results, live more happily, and transform upward—with pragmatic emotional, social, and leadership intelligence (“3EQ”) for greater impact and long-term gains (and 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, high-achieving students in our selected client families. Please view our student, parent, and other testimonials and success stories.
  • ThreeEQ’s client family service quality and sophistication are unparalleled..We are a preeminent practitioner of INTEGRATED elite college/career counseling and 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 MORE PROFOUND AND BENEFICIAL than just helping students get into college. College ISN’T their destination. Rather, it’s PART of their JOURNEY and a steppingstone to greater career and personal success. We genuinely care about our students’ academic, personal, and career growth, as well as their contributions, skills, identities, relationships, and happiness, both now and for years to come.
  • ThreeEQ’s student success stories include Chief Mentor Jason Ma’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 (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. Since graduating from Georgetown in 2018, Sabrina has worked as a Google software engineer. Having been incrementally promoted, Sabrina is on her third year at Google, and is recognized as an emerging young leader in Silicon Valley.
    • Lydia was accepted into Penn/Wharton Early Decision. She politely declined two interview requests from Harvard representatives because Wharton was indeed her dream school. Today, she is a Wharton junior, dual-concentrating in Business Analytics and Finance and minoring in Computer Science. At Wharton, she has risen as both a top student and a leader in activities. During the summer of 2019, she worked full-time as a Product Marketing Intern at Zuora. During summer 2020, Lydia worked full-time as Value Realization Intern at Slack, where she was hired despite the pandemic. At Slack, she received an “Exceptional” rating in her performance review. For summer 2021, Lydia will return to Slack, this time hired as a Software Engineering Intern.


“Chief Mentor of Next-Gen Leaders.”

Silicon Valley Insider
—Impact Wealth Magazine
—Agreus (for Family Offices)
—NxtGen Nexus

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

—Family Office Association

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

Black Tie Magazine
—Clientele Luxury Magazine


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 articles on Mentoring Young Leaders have produced 1.5 million+ views and counting. His articles are about Ivy League and highly competitive college admissions, next-generation leadership, innovative higher education, and entrepreneurship. Other Forbes contributors’ articles yield, on average, around 1,000 views each, while Jason’s Forbes articles yield, on average, more than 100,000 views each (100X+ greater).
  • 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. Jason has spoken at some of the most elite events and places around the world. These include global CEO/business conferences, B20 forums representing the G20 business community, tech industry and corporate events, World Chinese Economic Summit, Horasis’ Global China and India Business Meetings, Family Office Association, DC Finance, and other family office conferences and meetings, HNW family private events, education summits, Stanford University, UC Berkeley, INSEAD, and Los Angeles Unified School District, as well as special events co-sponsored by Harvard Business School, Harvard, Stanford GSB, UC Berkeley Haas, and Wharton alumni clubs.


2. Wealthy, Selected 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, almost all wealthy, 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. Our Testimonials and other pages prioritize students. 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 public global tech company with a market cap of greater than US$60 billion, and the other is retired and helping the family full-time. We’ve been mentoring their high-achieving, STEM-focused daughter since her sophomore year at a private school and, as needed, have continued doing so through her college freshman year. She was admitted to Ivy League and other elite private and public universities. She chose and now attends USC Viterbi School of Engineering, which offered her the prestigious Viterbi Fellowship.
  • Example 2: One parent is EVP/C-suite leader of a public global tech company with a market cap of nearly US$70 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 3: 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 4: 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 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 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 7: 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, 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.
  • 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. Throughout the G20 and B20 Presidencies in Australia, Turkey, China, Germany, Argentina, and currently Saudi Arabia, Jason has been one of only a few hundred business leaders worldwide handpicked to be B20 members.
  • Although Jason is globally well-connected, including many 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 millions of dollars, etc. These students’ achievements reflect the TRULY powerful and high-quality mentorship skill sets of Jason and Team ThreeEQ in helping students authentically win, succeed, and grow.