Mentoring Young Leaders



– Exceptional client family outcomes
– Right now, you are probably a bit stuck
– A reality check or wake-up call?
– So, what can you do?
– This is not for everyone. Is this for your family?
– Here’s the next step


Exceptional Client Family Outcomes

Over these past thirteen years, Jason Ma and his teams have successfully mentored and transformed 1-on-1 hundreds of motivated high school students, college/university students, and young leaders at work. The great results that they have achieved include admission to Ivy League and highly competitive colleges and universities, fulfilling college life, internships, post-college first jobs, high-end career paths, and other leadership and personal milestones.

Today, Jason and Team ThreeEQ are proud to maintain a 100% success rate (defined by outcomes that clients are happy about) with coachable, committed, high-achieving students in our selected Private Client families. With our 1-on-1 mentorship and guidance, our client families achieve strong outcomes, gain peace of mind, enrich relationships, and mitigate risk of opportunity loss—all with sound family values. We also help ease succession planning for some exceptional families.

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Right Now, You Are Probably a Bit Stuck

Situation A

Your HIGH SCHOOL STUDENT wants to get admitted to great colleges and to hone strong emotional, social, and leadership intelligence (“3EQ”), so he/she’ll do well through and beyond college, but is unsure how BEST to do so—EVEN IF he/she already attends a private high school or has an outside counselor, and certainly if your child attends a less-resourced public school.

The TRUTH is that the elite college application and admissions process is as daunting and hypercompetitive as ever (view the admit rates table on our high schoolers page). Even ambitious students from wealthy families incur (subtle but) major opportunity losses because they didn’t get the best third-party guidance in preparing and executing EARLY enough. 

Situation B

Your COLLEGE/UNIVERSITY STUDENT wants to grow, achieve, and live happily in college and beyond, do well in academics, research, and extracurriculars, obtain great internships, hone employable, soft, and hard skills, build meaningful connections, get a great job after graduation or grad school, and pave an impactful, rewarding career path—but is unsure how BEST to do so.

The TRUTH is that many students who were admitted to and now attend elite colleges become stressed out or filled with anxiety. Some are even depressed. (Read Penn ranked highest out of the Ivy League for mental health—with a D+.) Why? Back in high school, they were shortsighted; they worried about college admissions but didn’t really build highly competitive, pragmatic “3EQ” (emotional, social, and leadership intelligence)Now attending competitive colleges, where “imposter syndrome” seems common among students, they struggle much more than expected… Have you noticed families in this situation may stay “quiet” about it?

Situation C

Your YOUNG ADULT AT WORK OR IN BETWEEN wants to grow, achieve, and live happily, hone employable, soft, and hard skills, build meaningful connections, do well in his/her current job or get a great next job, and pave an impactful, rewarding career path—but is unsure how BEST to do so.

All the while, the best companies continue to hire and develop only the very best for their coveted internships and jobs. For example, the hiring rate at Google is 0.25% (1 hire out of 400 applications). “It’s 25X more competitive than the undergraduate admit rate of Harvard (which is now under 5%),” said Laszlo Bock, Google’s former SVP of People Operations. Don’t be surprised to see hiring rates ranging from a fraction of 1% to 3% for coveted jobs at a number of great companies…

So, which of the above three situations sounds more like your son or daughter?

The good news? Whichever situation your loved one is in, we can show you all a plan that will help him or her make notable success a reality. Consider this: The above are the kinds of results we help our students authentically achieve. If we can do it for them, why can’t we do it for you?




A Reality Check or Wake-Up Call?

While we are known to be inspirational and foremost in college admissions, high-end career, leadership, and life success mentoring and coaching, we prefer straightforward honesty to hypocritical politeness. The former is what a truly helpful and wise friend does. The latter can hurt your family down the line.

Over time, we have observed one consistent pattern: without truly high-quality, third-party mentorship, it’s so easy for parents and students alike to become overwhelmed or lost in the process. Students feel higher stress about the process, and their parents feel both anxiety about their kids’ future success and doubt about themselves as parents down the line. Ultimately, too many motivated young people don’t achieve their desired results.

The reality is that many HNW families make subpar (in)decisions and costly mistakes from one or more of the following states:

  • Myopia*
  • Denial
  • Pride
  • Fear
  • Overwhelm
  • Neglect
  • Hearsay
  • Another state from a false or limiting belief

* Families are shortsighted. Countless parents and students are obsessed (if not a bit brainwashed) about the partially media-induced hype of college admissions (we call it “college admissions myopia,” which we recommend to avoid). Please take a look again at the truth mentioned under Situation B above. ThreeEQ’s work is MORE PROFOUND and BENEFICIAL than just helping students get into college. College ISN’T their destination but is PART of their JOURNEY and a steppingstone to their greater career and personal success. We genuinely care about our students’ academic, personal, and career growth, contributions, identity, relationships, and happiness for years and years to come.

Or, families start late, believing that their kids’ attendance at private schools suffice (not to mention less-resourced public schools), but they don’t realize that their school counselors’ skills and sophistication are actually LIMITING. At that point, part of their (high-achieving) children’s “3EQ” and other vital ingredients actually AREN’T that strong and competitive yet. Once they awaken to realize this, stress hits (especially during the summer or the fall term of the senior year of high school or college). Sadly, we cannot change a student’s history. This is a most common but avoidable mistake, but it’s always better late than never! Mr. Ma’s critically acclaimed book Young Leaders 3.0 and some of his Forbes articles (including College Apps: Stanford, Anyone?) discuss this,

Or, families get outside counselors who don’t possess top-notch skills and connections. They get what they pay for and INCUR (MAJOR) OPPORTUNITY LOSSES down the line. As deeply engaged applied researchers and preeminent practitioners of both elite college/career counseling and leadership/life coaching, we at ThreeEQ fully understand EXACTLY how Ivy League and highly competitive college admissions decisions are made. Our know-how is recognized in high-level circles as absolutely top-notch and masterful in our client families’ favor. Wise parents choose the very best third-party mentors for their kids. (For your curiosity, have you view Welcome To Manhattan, Where A Big City Education Could Cost You $1 Million, written in 2013?)

Or, some parents think they or their family members are experts just because they are highly successful in their own career or business, because they went to Stanford, Harvard, or other elite universities decades ago, or because an older child got admitted to elite colleges. In reality, this scenario reflects operating under pride or another limiting belief, and their children’s outcomes may turn out to be lower than what they have anticipated and desired. It takes much more to become foremost experts because their children will never fully listen to them and because they will unintentionally give subpar advice. Our own client parents include alumni of Stanford, Harvard Business School, UC Berkeley, and various other elite universities; they were wise, humble, and pragmatic enough to come work with us, and are very glad that they did so!

Or, students think they can handle the highly competitive process on their own. All high achievers are very intelligent, have performed quite well academically and in testing, and have been very engaged in activities. Many are fairly independent thinkers; at least, elite colleges require to see this trait as a small part of their admissions decision process. Still, the vast majority of high achievers get denials from their highly competitive college applications and most coveted internship and job applications. Why? How do students really stand out, win, and thrive? No individual can succeed and thrive as an island.


So, What Can You Do?

AVOID or MOVE AWAY from any of the above subpar and consequential (in)decisions and costly mistakes.

Get TRULY top-notch, third-party, 1-on-1 mentorship and guidance, and allow adequate elapsed time to help mold your children. This is the “secret sauce” to your children’s next-level success… speaking from Jason Ma’s own 20,000+ hours of success mentoring and coaching, writing, speaking, and applied research experience, and Team ThreeEQ’s overall experiences.

Maximize outcomes, reduce stress and anxiety, gain peace of mind, enrich family relationships, and mitigate risk of opportunity lossas we help your children optimize plans and goals, prepare well, and achieve greater results, while honing their visionary growth mindset, strategies and execution, soft skills, and “3EQ.”

You’ll learn that our foresighted, powerful, unique, 1-on-1 mentorship method is more effective and life-transforming for your children than anything else you see out there. Let us aid them in unleashing their full potential, actualizing their best selves, and achieving strong outcomes, with the long-term benefits they deserve.

Start early, reduce stress, achieve greater success, and live more happily!


This is NOT for Everybody.
Is This for Your Family?

Because we dedicate time and attention wholeheartedly to helping only a handful of Private Client families, we are HIGHLY SELECTIVE about whom we will work with. We have strict but reasonable criteria:

1. Our Private Client Program is designed for ethical, wealthy families. While we gladly help the masses through the B20/G20 and other philanthropic means, our personalized, 1-on-1 mentorship services are designed primarily for ethical, high-net-worth families. We believe that successful parents have an astute investment mindset. Our client families appreciate that investing in working with ThreeEQ equates to just a small fraction of their children’s high-value, lifelong returns and benefits.

2. Your child and you must be coachable, committed, and decisive action-takers—no matter how connected or knowledgeable you are. If you like to “kick tires,” or sign up for things and not follow through, this is NOT for you. We are serious about maintaining a 100% client success rate.

That’s it. If you all meet BOTH of the requirements above and want to talk about achieving great results, then we’ll happily set aside 45-60 minutes for a complimentary strategy call with your child and you, the parents. The call will discuss your child’s past, present, and hopeful future, and see how we can best help you all make your dreams a reality. The call will be by phone or in our online Zoom room, where we all can be physically present yet in different locations worldwide.

Trust that this call will be the most meaningful time you and your child will have ever spent preparing for his/her future.




To schedule a complimentary strategy call, please go to
ThreeEQ.com/apply. There, you’ll see our calendar of available time slots. Pick a time that works for your child(ren), you, and your spouse (if he or she is to be consulted) ALL TOGETHER. Then, submit the follow-on simple form to mutually prepare for the call—and let’s talk!

Or, feel free to contact us via email: ChiefMentor@ThreeEQ.com.



Some Resources

  • Peruse the ThreeEQ Signature Services for Millennial and Gen Z achievers relevant to your family:
  • Watch ThreeEQ CEO and Chief Mentor Jason Ma’s inspiring masterclass “Preparing Your Children for High School, College, Career, and Personal Success” for a packed audience of high-achieving parents (C-suite/senior executives, entrepreneurs, and investors). This private event, which featured Jason Ma as the sole speaker, was enthusiastically co-sponsored by:

    – Harvard Business School Association of Northern California (Organizer)
    Harvard Club of San Francisco
    – Harvard Club of Silicon Valley

    – Stanford GSB Alumni
    – UC Berkeley Haas Alumni Silicon Valley
    Wharton Club of Northern California

  • Read Jason’s Forbes articles on elite college prep and admissions, next-gen leadership, innovative higher education, and entrepreneurship (1.4+ million views and counting) that are relevant to your family.




ThreeEQ is a member of the National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC).