Mentoring Young Leaders



– ThreeEQ Signature Services
– Exceptional student outcomes
– Right now, you are probably a bit stuck
– A reality check or a wake-up call?
– So, what can you do?
– This isn’t for everyone. Is this for your family?
– Some resources


ThreeEQ Signature Services

ThreeEQ is the Next Gen’s foremost mentor and coach for Ivy League and highly competitive college/university admissions, next-gen leadership, personal and school life, coveted internship, high-end career, and family business success. We help our students accomplish great outcomes with pragmatic emotional, social, and leadership intelligence (“3EQ”) and to rise as impactful, compassionate leaders. “Partnering” with Boomer and Gen X matriarchs and patriarchs, we groom Gen Z, Millennial, and even elder leaders for next-level success with well-being like never before.

ThreeEQ’s Signature Services are:

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


Exceptional Student Outcomes

Over the past 13 years, Jason Ma and his teams have built a distinctive track record of providing inspiration and 1-on-1 coaching and mentoring that has transformed the lives of hundreds of high school students, college and university students, and working young adults, as well as some elder leaders. These include Jason’s own two Gen Z daughters! Their results include admission to Ivy League and highly competitive colleges and universities, fulfilling college lives, internships, post-college first jobs, high-end career paths, and other leadership and personal milestones.

Today, we at ThreeEQ are proud of our 100% success rate (defined by outcomes that clients are happy about) with coachable, committed, high-achieving students in selected Private Client families. 

Often, students and parents don’t realize how powerful our distinctive, personalized, 1-on-1 mentorship is until they start working with us. With our guidance, families achieve great outcomes, gain peace of mind, enrich relationships, and mitigate the risk of (major) opportunity loss—all with sound family values. We also help ease legacy and succession planning for some families.

Please enjoy


“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




Right Now, You Are Probably a Bit Stuck

Situation A

Your HIGH SCHOOL STUDENT wants to enroll in a great college and hone strong EQ, but doesn’t know how BEST to do so—EVEN IF he/she is attending a private school or has an outside counselor, and certainly if he/she is attending a less-resourced public school.

The elite college admissions process is daunting and hypercompetitive during the best of times. COVID-19 has added to the stress and anxiety levels of both students and their parents.

Class of 2021 high school seniors (Class of 2025 college applicants) will likely experience an especially competitive application season and lower admit rate. Gap year students abound during the 2020-21 school year, and these already admitted students will want to enter college as freshmen during fall of 2021.

We often hear about supposed shoo-ins (who aren’t our students) getting rejection letters even though they are top students at private schools. Even ambitious students from wealthy families can lose out on opportunities because they haven’t received high-quality, third-party mentorship EARLY enough. 



Those who do get in must be fine, right?

Actually, many students at Ivy League and other competitive colleges face high stress and anxiety—or even depression. (Read Penn ranked highest out of the Ivy League for mental health—with a D+. Also, view The myth of the Ivy League.) 

Why is this? Back in high school, these students and/or their parents worried about college admissions but the kids didn’t build strong emotional, social, and leadership intelligence (“3EQ”) with high-quality, third-party guidance. We call this “college admissions myopia.” Now the students face incessant competition and “imposter syndrome.” 

A strong, positive growth mindset, key soft skills, and sound habits take time to develop. You might enjoy Jason Ma’s fairly evergreen, related Forbes articles, College Apps: Stanford, Anyone? and Why to Start Preparing for College in Sixth Grade, as well as his critically acclaimed book, Young Leaders 3.0: Stories, Insights, and Tips for Next-Generation Achievers.


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 graduate school, and follow an impactful, rewarding career path—but doesn’t know how BEST to do so.

Review the last 3 paragraphs in Situation A above.

All the while, for their coveted internships and jobs, the best companies hire and develop only the very best. For example, Google’s hiring rate has been 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 many great companies.

During the current global pandemic, hiring rates are even lower, as unemployment has created an even bigger surplus of applicants.


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.

Review the last 2 paragraphs in Situation B above.


Which of the above three situations applies to your son or daughter?

The good news? Regardless of your loved one’s situation, we can create a plan to help him/her achieve success with greater impact and long-term gains (and without the usual stress and anxiety!). Consider this: The above results are what we help our students authentically achieve. If we can do it for them, why can’t we do it for your loved one and your family?




A Reality Check or a Wake-Up Call?

As an inspirational and leading authority in mentoring and coaching for college admissions, high-end careers, leadership, and life success, we prefer honesty to hypocritical politeness. The former is what a helpful and wise friend provides. The latter can hurt your family down the line.

Over time, we have observed a pattern: Without truly high-quality, third-party mentorship, both parents and students can become overwhelmed or get lost in the process. Students feel more stress and anxiety, while adults worry about their kids’ future while doubting their abilities as parents. Ultimately, too many motivated young people don’t achieve their desired results and families incur (major) opportunity losses.

Many families make subpar (in)decisions and costly mistakes, and incur (major) opportunity losses, due to one or more of the following states: Myopia, Denial, Pride, Envy, Fear, Neglect, and/or Hearsay.

Some families are shortsighted. Many parents and students are obsessed with the partially media-induced college admissions hype (we call it “college admissions myopia”). However, 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 their 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.

Or, some families start late, believing that their kids’ attendance at private schools or less-resourced public schools is sufficient. They don’t realize that school counselors have LIMITED skills and sophistication. At that point, their children’s pragmatic emotional, social, and leadership intelligence (“3EQ”) and other vital ingredients AREN’T that strong, competitive, and different. Once they awaken to this fact, or realize that the elite college process is (far) more complex and demanding than expected, stress HITS. Sadly, we can’t change a student’s history. However, it’s better to start late than to never start at all!

Or, some families hire 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. ThreeEQ is a foremost practitioner INTEGRATING BOTH elite college and career counseling and next-gen leadership and life success coaching, as well as a deeply engaged applied researcher. High-level circles recognize our integrated know-how as absolutely top-notch and masterful. On college admissions, we fully understand EXACTLY how Ivy League and highly competitive colleges make their admissions decisions. We not only guide our students to prepare strategically well and achieve great outcomes but also mentor them to hone powerful “3EQ,” growth and contribution mindsets, and employable soft skills early on—for greater impact and long-term benefits. 

Or, some parents think they or their family members are experts because they are highly successful in their own careers or businesses, because they went to elite universities decades ago, or because an older child was admitted to an elite school. In reality, this scenario reflects operating under pride or denial. Such people face steep climbs in becoming experts because their children don’t fully listen to them and because they unintentionally give subpar advice. Their children’s outcomes may turn out to be (much) less than what they desire, incurring significant opportunity loss.

ThreeEQ client parents include alumni of Stanford, Harvard Business School, MIT, UPenn, UC Berkeley, and various other elite universities and colleges. They were wise, humble, and pragmatic enough to come work with us, and are very glad that they did!

Or, some students think they can handle the highly competitive process on their own. All high achievers are intelligent, perform well academically and on tests, and are involved in a variety of activities. Many are independent thinkers; at least, elite colleges require this trait as one small part of the admissions decision process. Still, top-tier schools and companies reject the vast majority of college, internship, and job applications from high achievers. 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 subpar and consequential (in)decisions and costly mistakes.

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

ThreeEQ’s foresighted, powerful, unique, 1-on-1 mentorship method is more effective and life-transforming for your children than anything else out there. Wise families, who are ThreeEQ clients, have used our “secret strategy” and techniques to prepare their loved ones for acceptance into top universities and for success in other facets of their lives—while keeping those kids happy, authentic, well-balanced, and ambitious…without pressuring them anymore than necessary.

Maximize outcomes, reduce stress and anxiety, gain peace of mind, enrich family relationships, and mitigate the 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.” Let us help your children unleash their full potential, actualize their best selves, and achieve strong outcomes, with the long-term benefits they deserve.

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



This Isn’t for Everybody.
Is This for Your Family?


Because we dedicate our time and attention 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. We believe that successful parents have an astute investment mindset. Our Private Client families appreciate that the investment involved in working with ThreeEQ is just a small fraction of the high-value lifelong returns and benefits that they will enjoy.

2. Your child(ren) and you parents must be coachable, committed, and decisive action-takers, no matter how connected or knowledgeable you are. (Our wise client parents include highly successful C-suite leaders, investors, and entrepreneurs who went to Harvard, Stanford, and other elite schools.) 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.

Ask yourself: “Do I want my child(ren) to achieve great results, unleash their full potential, be happy, and secure their bright future—starting now?”

If you all meet both of the above criteria and if the answer is yes to the above question, the next step is as follows.





We can happily set aside 45-60 minutes for a complimentary strategy meeting with your loved one(s) and you parents.

We will discuss your child(ren)’s past, present, and hopeful future, and see how we can help them make their dreams a reality. This call will be the most meaningful time your family will spend preparing for your child(ren)’s future. We can connect through phone or in our online Zoom room, where we can all be physically present despite being in different locations worldwide.

Before we can schedule a complimentary strategy meeting, please complete and submit a short form on ThreeEQ.com/application. This would assist us to preliminarily get to know your child(ren) and you parents, and decide if it would be a fit to have an initial meeting. If we accept a meeting, we’ll send you our Calendar page. There, please pick a time that works for your child(ren) and you parents. Note that ALL decision-makers must be TOGETHER in the call. Let’s discuss then!



Some Resources


  • Watch or listen to ThreeEQ CEO/Chief Mentor and Young Leaders 3.0 acclaimed author Jason Ma’s inspirational interview with Family Office Association Chairman Angelo Robles titled “Chief Mentor of Next-Gen Leaders, Jason Ma: Foremost Mentor for College Admissions, Leadership, and Life Success” on the Angelo Robles Podcast on Apple PodcastsSticher, Spotify, or iHeartRadio.
  • Listen to Jason Ma’s energizing interview with Silicon Valley Insider Show Host Keith Koo titled “Chief Mentor of Next-Gen Leaders, Jason Ma” on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, or Spotify. Gen Z and elder high achievers must navigate effectively in their ever-changing, hyper-competitive worlds in the “New Normal.” Jason shares patterns observed and actionable insights on how to adapt, win, and grow, as well as what “college admissions myopia” and “raising your delta” mean.


  • Watch ThreeEQ CEO and Chief Mentor Jason Ma’s inspiring masterclass “Preparing Your Children for ‘3EQ,’ High School, Elite College Admissions, University Life, Career, and Personal Success” in front of a packed audience of high-achieving parents (C-suite/senior executives, entrepreneurs, and investors) and some students. This private event, for which Jason was 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 Mr. Ma’s article “Next-Gen Leadership In Turbulent Times” in Impact Wealth Magazine.
  • Read Jason’s Forbes articles on elite college prep and admissions, next-gen leadership, innovative higher education, and entrepreneurship (1.5+ million views and counting).



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