Mentoring Young Leaders


The world of work and talent today and tomorrow is one in which change is not only constant but also accelerating. The future of work has arrived.

Worldwide, the growing impact of technologies (especially AI and machine learning), digital transformation, globalization, demographic changes, as well as the changing nature of careers and the “gig economy,” are raising people’s and companies’ productivity and connectivity. But these factors, geopolitical turbulence, educational system issues, and other causes are also increasing anxiety, stress, fear, and already intense competition. The UK even appointed a Minister for Loneliness to tackle the “sad reality of modern life.”

Today, young people, including high achievers, are faced with more online/smartphone distractions, stress, choices, uncertainty, and angst than ever before—while still trying to develop or enhance their passions, talents, and direction. Millennials in the workforce, college and university students, and Gen Zers entering the world of work face the challenge of an evolving and demanding job market. Despite a low unemployment rate, great companies want to hire, keep, and develop great employees with employable soft and hard skill sets and mindsets—but the skills gap is widening in many parts of the world. 

Layering these struggles with the unavoidable and daunting emotional and social challenges common in their life stage, twentysomethings and late teens feel that preparing for and tackling adult life and career responsibilities has never been more difficult. Parents are concerned about their children’s future. Employers are evermore selective in hires, even though job openings in some functions are aplenty. The truth is…the best employers hire and develop only the very best.

Enter ThreeEQ, led by Founder, CEO and Chief Mentor Jason Ma.Testimonials Love

At ThreeEQ, we inspire and guide select Millennial and Gen Z high achievers to get admitted to and thrive in elite universities, to pave successful career paths, and to transform into skillful and solid leaders—so that their wealth, health, and happiness will be above the fold among even their driven peers.

View some of our success stories and testimonials. We maintain a 100% success rate with coachable, committed high achievers.

We are here to strategically and pragmatically help you to achieve, grow, succeed, and enhance your significance at next levels like never before. Our personalized, 1-on-1 mentoring is designed not only to help you achieve key next-level goals and rise as a successful leader in the work world or in school, but also to transform you into the best version of yourself and help you reach sustainable joy in your life.

As a foremost, compassionate expert and mentor blessed with an uncanny ability to motivate, inspire, and help young people, Mr. Ma leads the tight-knit ThreeEQ Team with focus and passion in helping you achieve great outcomes. We have personally and successfully guided 1-on-1 and transformed the lives of numerous college/university and graduate students and young professionals/entrepreneurs through the years. Our former students can be found working at renowned enterprises, nonprofits, and startups, working in government, and attending top schools.

Our unusually effective, energizing, and personalized success mentoring process integrates Mr. Ma’s extensively proven and unique framework of pragmatic emotional, social, and leadership intelligence (“3EQ“) and genuine story, emotional state of mind, strategies and execution, and soft skills, with a visionary direction (“4S“). Decent IQ matters, but strong, pragmatic “3EQ” is necessary for college/university and graduate students, and rising leaders, to position well for and thrive with purpose and joy in impactful and rewarding careers.

Given our guidance, you can become one of our new star students/mentees who will achieve great results, make greater impact, live joyfully, and even make millions more through your upcoming career and adult life. It’s been extensively proven that a most powerful SECRET TO GREAT SUCCESS for achievers is having truly top-notch mentorship by their side…early on.

If you like to learn even more deeply on how we may help you, look under the following tabs:

Maintaining or Enhancing Purpose and Motivation

Our mission includes unleashing the full potential of and empowering next-generation leaders in our clientele worldwide. Our life and career success coaching and mentoring ensure that you stay focused during your prime. We bolster the development of your discipline and drive while inspiring you to reach for greater heights. Ultimately, we help you become even better as a genuinely interesting, thoughtful, and highly engaged leader who will make a positive difference in the world.

For college and university students, we focus on strengthening your vision; key goals; contribution and growth mindset; study and social habits; university transfer application preparation strategies and tactics (if applicable); career preparation and development strategies; leadership skills; communication and relationship-building skills; critical and creative thinking skills, time/stress/conflict management skills; and execution effectiveness. We help you choose and optimize rigorous yet balanced course loads year to year, enhance your GPA, plan for test prep, and select majors (and minors) that complement your personal interests and career aspirations.

We encourage and guide you to apply to meaningful and often highly selective internships (for which we may provide choices or connections, if appropriate, and certainly guidance), perform well in them, and build up impressive work and leadership experiences and employable skills. We also train you in maximizing your contribution to relevant extracurricular/community activities, building great relationships with your “ecosystem constituents,” and developing powerful and authentic storylines. As a result, you will be better positioned for a thriving career or a competitive university transfer application season.

Planning For and Applying as a Transfer Student to Top-Tier U.S. Universities

If you are planning to apply as a transfer student to other competitive US (or UK) colleges and universities, please view “Planning For and Applying to Top-Tier US (or UK) Colleges and Universities” for freshman applicants as the application process is somewhat similar but with nuanced differences for transfers. We delight in helping our students optimize decisions and maximize their wins by steering them through this timelined and complex process.

Preparing to Succeed and Rise In a Meaningful Career

We are committed to helping you choose and prepare for success in a meaningful career or in a major family business that will help you become a leader of your industry in the Americas, Asia Pacific, Europe/Middle East, or globally.

We help working professionals like you define powerful visions, set short-term and long-term career goals, develop strategic and tactical plans to achieve your goals, transform creative ideas into concrete business proposals, and become more consistently effective in execution. Moreover, we help you effectively develop and sustain a positively strong mindset, connect professionally and socially, strengthen international-grade decision-making, communication, and presentation skills, prepare for job interviews, plan for family succession (if applicable), and thrive in a career or in a major family business. We guide you in powerfully honing your pragmatic emotional, social, and leadership intelligence (“3EQ”), which often matters more than just decent IQ.


IN SUM, our Private Client students and parents enjoy minimizing opportunity costs and pain, maximizing success and gains, and getting the peace of mind and certainty by taking advantage of our preeminent mentorship. With our guidance, you will set clearer direction, achieve great results in career positioning, and transform and unleash your full potential powerfully upward, while living with joy and compassion.



The question you need to ask yourself is: “Do I want to achieve great results, unleash my full potential, be happy, and secure my bright future?”

If the answer is YES, we invite you to apply for a complimentary strategy session with ThreeEQ CEO and Chief Mentor Jason Ma or a senior colleague of ours, along with your parent(s) if they will sponsor you. The call will be a deep conversation exploring your past, present, and hopeful future, and if and how we can work together to make that a reality for you. Go to ThreeEQ.com/contact and follow the simple instructions there.



Watch Jason Ma’s inspiring masterclass on “Preparing for School, Career, and Personal Success” here. This was a special event featuring Mr. Ma for HBS, Harvard, Stanford GSB, Wharton, and Berkeley Haas alumni parents enthusiastically organized and sponsored by the Harvard Business School Association of Northern California.