Mentoring Young Leaders

Watch Jason Ma’s inspiring masterclass on “Preparing for High School, College, Career, and Personal Success” at a special event for a packed audience of parents (C-suite/senior executives, entrepreneurs, and investors). This event was enthusiastically sponsored and organized by the Harvard Business School (HBS) Association of Northern California and co-sponsored by the

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



  • Founder, CEO and Chief Mentor of ThreeEQ
  • Acclaimed Author of Young Leaders 3.0 and Forbes Contributor
  • Preeminent Mentor for Next-Gen Leaders and College Consultant
  • Board/CEO Advisor and Global Business Rainmaker
  • Leading Member of The B20 with The G20

Please get Jason Ma’s biography from our People page. Feel free to contact us by email.

As a sought-after keynote speaker, panelist, moderator, and masterclass leader worldwide, Jason Ma’s speaking topics include the future of work and education, intergenerational team leadership 3.0, G20/U.S./Asia/China business growth strategies and geopolitics in turbulent times, digital transformation, impact investing, high-net-worth family success, U.S. elite college admissions, and Generation Z.

Ma’s audiences range from Gen Zers to Millennials to parents to global CEOs and executives to family offices to government leaders and to billionaires.

Ma has spoken at numerous enterprises, family office and high-net-worth parent events, global business conferences, B20 forums for the G20, tech industry events, education summits, Stanford, UC Berkeley, INSEAD, LAUSD, and special events co-sponsored by the Harvard Business School (HBS) Association of Northern California and regional alumni clubs from Stanford GSB, Harvard, Wharton, and Berkeley Haas.

In addition to his own professional speaking platform, Jason Ma is represented by leading speakers bureaus worldwide, including:



Jason Ma’s audiences worldwide include

  • Billionaires and Tycoons
  • CEOs, Board Members, Executives, Managers, and Staff
  • Government Leaders
  • Parents and Educators 
  • Boomer, Gen X, Millennial, and Gen Z Professionals and Entrepreneurs
  • College, University, and Graduate (Gen Z and Millennial) Students
  • High School (Gen Z) Students



Jason Ma is sought after as an insightful and inspiring keynote speaker, masterclass leader, panelist, moderator, and boardroom advisor in the world theater. In addition to the topics below, he is delighted to customize topics for your audience. He can lead a masterclass or two on the “how-to” and related topics as well.

Global Trends and Developments: China/Asia/G20 Business Strategies and Roadmaps; The Future of Work, Talent, and Education; Technology and Digital Transformation; Intergenerational and Multicultural Shifts

  • China, Asia, and G20 Business Growth Strategies and Roadmaps in Turbulent Times
  • The Future of Work, Talent, and Education: What You Need to Know and How to Advance
  • AI/Machine Learning, Digital Transformation, and Industry 4.0 Trends in Major G20 Economies
  • Technology Industry Growth Trends and Insights: West (Silicon Valley) Meets East (Asia/China)
  • Diverse Mindsets, Cultures, and Intergenerational Shifts of Asians/Chinese vs. Americans
  • Perspective on the Geopolitical and Socioeconomic New Normal with U.S. President Trump

Corporate Leadership 3.0: Mentoring and Transforming Multigenerational Teams Worldwide While Honing Your Own “3EQ” For Next-Level Success

  • How to Mentor and Transform Increasingly Multigenerational, Diverse, and Multicultural Teams
  • How to Become the Boss or Older Colleague That Millennials and Gen Z’ers Love to Work With
  • How to Become the Millennial or Gen Z Employee Companies Love to Keep and Develop
  • How to Rescue Ourselves from Addictive Technologies/Apps
  • How to Hone the “OS & Apps” in Your Mind & Soul and Be Happier, Healthier, and Wealthier
  • How to Hone Your Pragmatic Emotional, Social, and Leadership Intelligence (“3EQ”) For Success
  • How to Be Entrepreneurial and Innovative When Change Is Accelerating—Silicon Valley Style

(Ultra) High Net Worth Family, Career, University Admissions, and Parenting Success

  • The Secret to Success in UHNW Family Succession Planning / Family Offices
  • Preparing Your Children for High School, College, Career, and Personal Success
    (Without the Usual Stress, Anxiety, or Sleep Deprivation!)
  • What They Don’t Teach You at Ivy League Universities
  • Hypercompetitive U.S. Elite College Admissions: How Your High Schoolers Can Advance
  • Western vs. Asian/Chinese Parenting Styles and Family Success Strategies
  • How to Hone Family Values and Become More Effective, Joyful Parents
  • Why to Start Preparing for College in Sixth Grade



Jason Ma’s masterclass, “Leadership 3.0: Developing Diverse, Intergenerational Teams For Success,” in person for enterprises is described here.



Jason Ma’s speaking fee range is US$20,000 – $40,000 per engagement, including audience Q&A and up to a few hours of socials. Ma travels worldwide from Silicon Valley, California. The fee can be lower for a university/education, non-profit, or select local event. It may be higher for a more complex and longer engagement, such as leading a high-value, immersive masterclass or seminar. Business-class travels, including air and ground transportation, lodging, and meals, and any other reasonable costs would additionally be included in the contract.

Depending on your group, consider getting at least one corporation, foundation, or high net worth individual to sponsor the event for win-win. As another option, Ma’s speaking fee can be partially paid by the bulk purchase of Ma’s book Young Leaders 3.0. Let us know how many copies your organization wants and we’ll provide you with a quotation, including special discounts.

To invite Jason Ma for a speaking engagement, you can either directly contact us via email or work through a speakers bureau which represents Ma (see a list above). We require booking in advance with the following information discussed and confirmed with the event/meeting organizer. We look forward to contributing to and working together!

  • Proposed topic(s)
  • Audience type(s) and size
  • Desired format (keynote, fireside chat, panel, moderator, masterclass, and/or ?)
  • Location: Venue type, city, state/province, and country
  • Date, time, and duration (approximate)
  • Any other useful insight and requirements
  • Your name, title, organization, email, and phone number
  • Your budget



Jason Ma’s Upcoming and Past Speaking Engagements are partially listed under the Sample Videos and Testimonials section below.



Young Leaders 3.0: Stories, Insights, and Tips for Next-Generation Achievers by Jason L. Ma is a critically acclaimed and inspiring book for all ages. With gratitude, Ma made this book with 23 exemplary 17-to-24-year-old Gen Z and Millennial leaders as chapter contributors.





More sample videos are shown below. Unfortunately, some private, high-powered corporate and business events are not allowed by the organizers to be publicly shown. Ma’s speaking and masterclass engagements routinely generate inspired and enthusiastic responses from the audiences in the United States, Asia Pacific, and Europe.

“You’re a great speaker! I love the way you talk.”
—J. Morton Davis, Founder & Chairman, D.H. Blair Investment Banking Corporation

“It was a pleasure for my wife and I to hear you speak at today’s Harvard Business School Association event. Your comments really resonated… We also are fully bought into the idea that parents, despite their best intentions, are not always the ideal guides for their children when it comes to academic choices, extracurricular activities, or college selection…”
President and CEO at a large public tech company (This was one of the accolades for Ma’s talk)

“Great job and some excellent concepts that are applicable at all stages of life.”
—Paul Bradley, Chairman and CEO of Caprica International & Vice Chairman of Supply Chain Asia


Watch Jason Ma Moderating the Direct Investing Panel at the East Coast Family Office Conference 2017. (2-minute snippet of Ma introducing the panel)

“Jason, I would like to thank you for speaking at our 4th annual Florida Family Office Meetings. Your discussion regarding impact investments were eye-opening as well as intriguing. Your participation brought along a wealth of knowledge and depth, setting a new standard for all our conferences. I also thank you for moderating the New Technologies Panel at our Tech-dedicated Family Office Meeting in New York. The panel was a great success and was a major interest during the conference. I look forward to our future events.”
—Denny Chared, Founder & Managing Director, DC Finance

“Thank you, Jason, for leading this panel so smartly and with lots of humor! The audience was so inspired and delighted by you and the panelists!”

—Orit Rabin, CEO, DC Finance


Watch Jason Ma’s Keynote to CEOs at a private function in Asia. (2-minute video)

“Jason Ma has proven to be an extremely astute company builder and a respected global business leader.”
Alfred Chuang, Founder & former Chairman and CEO, BEA Systems (acquired by Oracle for US$8.5 billion in 2008), and The CEO’s CEO per Ben Horowitz, Co-Founder and General Partner, Andreessen Horowitz


Watch a snippet of a Jason Ma’s Guest Lecture on Leadership 3.0 at UC Berkeley. Ma has been a guest speaker in various events at the University of California’s flagship campus through the years. (Less than 1 minute)

“My students and I were very impressed with Jason’s insight and energy.  Specifically, I found his advice to students on how to structure their entrepreneurial careers as very actionable and useful.”
—Balagopal Vissa, Associate Professor of Entrepreneurship, INSEAD Singapore Campus

“Mr. Ma has been a major support system for me since I was a high school student. As an upperclassman at UC Berkeley, I continue treasuring his mentorship of me. He has a heart for coaching students like myself to help them realize their full potential. He cares deeply about his students and their well being and future. One of my memorable experiences with Mr. Ma was that he selflessly worked late into the night on New Year’s Eve with his students. This speaks to his dedication and passion toward helping students succeed. I am very grateful for all the help that I have received from Mr. Ma.”
—Celia, Student at UC Berkeley


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Jason Ma gave a lecture on “How to Hone the ‘OS and Apps’ of Your Entrepreneurial Mind and Soul” with Q&A at Stanford University. Ma has been a guest speaker in various events at Stanford through the years. (Video for the lecture wasn’t allowed by the university.)

Mr. Ma inspired a room full of overachieving Stanford students and instructors with a relatable and actionable presentation. His talk included colorful personal anecdotes and a good sense of humor. We were very grateful for his contribution.”
—Rebeca Hwang, Lecturer, Stanford University, and Managing Partner, Rivet Ventures


Watch Jason Ma’s Keynote about Young Leaders 3.0 at an LAUSD Principals Meeting (2) in 2015. The Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) is the second largest of 13,500 K-12 school districts in the United States. The Local District’s Superintendent, 160 school principals, and administrators were present. (2-minute video snippet).


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LAUSD Local District East’s Alison Towery, Superintendent Jose Huerta, and David Baca, and Jason Ma

“Our entire team of administrators greatly appreciated your motivating and thought-provoking presentation. As we work to ensure that every student graduates college and career ready, your advice on how to engage students is valued.”
—Christopher DowningSuperintendent, LAUSD Local District South

Watch Jason Ma’s Keynote on Preparing for Harvard and Elite U.S. Universities in a private function of high-end families in Asia in 2012. (7 minute video)

“Hi, Mr. Ma!! Thanks so much for the huge support and encouragement the whole way through… I would not have applied to Harvard EA without your insistence!! In addition, thank you for all of your counseling and advice… I am truly very grateful and honored!!!”
—Rebecca, Student at Harvard University (Admitted Early Action)


Watch Jason Ma’s Keynote to Teens on “How to Manage Stress, Clarify Direction, & Unleash Your Own Potential”. (21-minute video)
“Three words describe Jason L. Ma’s book, Young Leaders 3.0: insightful, timely, unique. Navigating through high school and college is no easy task, so any opportunity for students to learn from their peers how to maneuver successfully within — and between — these two systems is invaluable. Young Leaders 3.0 is extremely helpful for high school students and college students in preparing for college and career. This book is a must-read for any student, parent, counselor, or teacher who supports young adults navigating two such complicated systems.”
—Chris Funk, Superintendent, East Side Union High School District, San Jose, California
“Mr. Ma left the audience speechless and awe inspired as he addressed issues that most high school/college students often stress out about. As a high schooler, I know that his words and wisdom have definitely helped trigger my passion and potential to bring about change and clarify issues that serve as a constant worry for my teenage mind. I am so ecstatic to see the next generation of young leaders that will inevitably shape the future under the counsel and advice of the humble and philanthropic Mr. Ma.”
—Joshua Yao, former Vice Chair, City of San Jose District 4 Youth Advisory Council


Watch Jason Ma’s keynote (pep talk) with nearly 1,000 Lowell High students, faculty, and administrators at the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium in San Francisco in 2010. Lowell High School is consistently ranked as the #1 large urban public high school in California. (10-minute video)

“Young Leaders 3.0 by Jason L. Ma should be informally required reading for all students. As one of the top-rated public high schools in the United States, Lowell High gets what it means to be achievers. This extraordinary and unparalleled book teaches students on how to reflect on their own successes, failures, mistakes made, and lessons learned, and to realize their own potential beyond the transcript, the SAT, the résumé. Students must take advantage of this practical and inspirational resource!”
—Andrew Ishibashi, Principal, Lowell High School, San Francisco, California


The following are some of the fireside chats and media interviews with Jason Ma.


Watch Channel NewsAsia’s Interview with Jason Ma on Shaping Young Leaders for Its “C-Suite” Show.

” ‘Young Leaders 3.0’ is a groundbreaking book that focuses on the ground floor of how leaders emerge. The millennial generation is filled with inspiring individuals who are tackling real challenges, but they rarely get the recognition and exposure to share their stories with the world. Jason Ma’s work is especially important in guiding and directing attention to young leaders who are actually solving problems. This book establishes these young leaders as role models who will inspire generations to come.”
—Alex Fiance, CEO, Kairos Society


Watch The Star Online TV’s Interview with Jason Ma on Chinese Investments Overseas. This interview took place right after Ma’s speaking engagement at the World Chinese Economic Summit 2016.

“On behalf of The Asian Strategy & Leadership Institute (ASLI), I would like to thank you for taking time to share your invaluable perspectives with the participants at the 8th World Chinese Economic Summit 2016. Your participation has indeed contributed significantly to the success of the Summit. We certainly look forward to the privilege of working with you again in our future events.”
Tan Sri Dr. Michael Yeoh, Chairman, World Chinese Economic Summit & CEO, Asia Strategy & Leadership Institute


Watch former CNBC News Anchor Lisa Oake’s Fireside Chat with Jason Ma on “Empowering the Next Generation” in a packed room of CEOs and executives, including parents, at the 2015 APAC Investments Summit held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. This summit was a Marcus Evans event. Jason Ma was the featured speaker and the event was paid for by corporate sponsors. (29-minute video)

“It was truly a pleasure to host Jason Ma as an honorary speaker at the APAC Investments Summit 2015, where he addressed some of the region’s top family offices and institutional investors with excellent insights on empowering the next generation for a sustainable future. Jason is a highly engaging speaker and a fantastic collaborator, and I do not hesitate to warmly recommend him to any event organizers.”
—Maya Filadska, Senior Executive Producer, APAC Investments Summit by Marcus Evans


Watch Business Rockstars Host Ken Rutkowski’s Interview with Jason Ma on mentoring millennials and teenagers and on Young Leaders 3.0. Business Rockstars broadcast this live from its studio in Santa Monica, California, in 2015. (19-minute video)

Listen to this same show on iHeartRadio (10:00 to 30:00 in the Episode).

“On behalf of Business Rockstars, we wanted to personally thank you for your great guest appearance on the show. Your segment was both insightful and entertaining!”
Brittany Lehman, Producer, Business Rockstars


Watch Ding Ding TV’s Interview with Jason Ma on Work-Life Integration. This is 1 of the 4 interviews on different topics by Silicon Valley’s leading Chinese American Internet TV channel. (Host mainly in Chinese 中文 and Ma in English, 11-minute video)

Watch Joy Talk (China)’s interview on “Why Practical EQ Development and Wise Mentorship in a Family Are Important” with Jason Ma and his college junior daughter and Young Leaders 3.0 contributor Sabrina Ma. The host spoke Chinese 中文 and the Ma’s responded in English. The subtitle shows both English and Chinese, so inclusively all can enjoy. (4-minute videos)

“Mr. Ma was just terrific as our featured guest!”
—Joy Chen, President, Education Channel, Ding Ding TV, & Host, JoyTalk (China)


Jason Ma as the featured fireside speaker in a private CEO event.

“Jason L. Ma’s book, Young Leaders 3.0, is a tour de force. This book is not only extremely helpful in guiding young people but also advantageous for parents and any adults, both young and old. A classic in the making.”
—Narayana Murthy, Founder and former Chairman and CEO, Infosys, listed as one of “The 12 Greatest Entrepreneurs of Our Time” by Fortune Magazine in 2012


Watch an international TV interview with Jason Ma on mentoring top students of high-end families. (20-minute video)

“My son was feeling great when he finished the call with you last evening. You have a gift in the way you work with these kids.”
—Don Levy, former Senior Vice President of Marketing and Communications, Sony Pictures

“As the chair of a university board, I’m always impressed by the motivation, idealism, and potential of the many student leaders whom I meet. Jason’s stories of the young leaders rendered and his concluding advice in this book “Young Leaders 3.0” provide invaluable guidance, example, and direction for any ambitious youngster who aspires to lead and have a disproportionate impact in the decades ahead.”
—Paul Tagliabue, Chairman of the Board of Directors, Georgetown University, and Commissioner of the National Football League (NFL) 1989-2006

“Simply put, narrative is how we learn, and great writers and leaders are great storytellers. Bridging gaps between generations requires telling stories that tease out causes and effects, so that readers can identify with and understand the players. While “Young Leaders 3.0″ by Jason Ma is certainly a great book for aspiring young leaders, it also offers senior managers delightful insight into the thinking of the next generation. Global success in the 21st century will require both the new and enlightened thinking of young professionals and entrepreneurs as well as the guidance and wisdom of seasoned leaders. This book serves to get the synapses firing between both generations and acts as a catalyst for a future that starts with passion, education, entrepreneurship, and an informed passing of the torch to a new generation of leadership.”
Jonathan Rosenberg, former Senior Vice President of Products, Google, and Co-Author of How Google Works


Upcoming Speeches


(Some Private Events Not Listed)

  • Fireside Speaker: Next-Gen Asian American Leaders
    NAAAP San Francisco Bay Area
    333 Market St., San Francisco, California, June 7, 2016 (6:00-8:30p)
  • Judge
    Berkeley Venture Lab Competition 2013organized by UC Berkeley’s Center for Entrepreneurship and Technology (CET) in collaboration with the Tsinghua-Berkeley Global Technology Entrepreneurship Program (GTE)
    SkyDeck, UC Berkeley, California, May 1, 2013
  • Keynote Speaker: How to Get Admitted to Elite US Universities
    China-US Business Summit’s Education Forum for parental Chinese delegates and American execs
    Los Angeles, California, Apr 29, 2013
  • Guest Speaker: Communicating and Networking Effectively as a Leader
    Special event consisting of Penn students from Arts & Sciences, Engineering and Wharton
    Huntsman Hall, University of Pennsylvania, Nov 30, 2012
  • Summit Co-Chair,
    Panelist: Education–Spearheading the Future, 
    Panelist: Plenary–India’s New Breed of Multinationals
    Global India Business Meeting 2012 
    Antwerp, Belgium, Jun 25, 2012
  • Keynote: How Do I Get Into My Dream University
    US Education Seminar, Hong Kong Career and Education Expo 2012
    Hong Kong, China, Feb 12, 2012
  • Panelist: Education, Entrepreneurship and Innovation, a Boardroom Dialogue Session
    Global China Business Meeting 2011
    Valencia, Spain, Nov 7-8, 2011
  • Various Speeches on Education and College Planning, Applications and Admissions
    IvyMax student/parent training workshops, private events and major community events (when Mr. Ma was formerly co-founder, CEO and senior college counselor at IvyMax)
    San Francisco Bay Area, Southern California and Beijing, China, 2006-2011


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