Mentoring Young Leaders


4s and 3eq | emotional, social, and leadership intelligence

– Preamble
– Exceptional student outcomes
– Right now, you are probably a bit stuck
– Our top-notch, strategic, 1-on-1 mentorship
– Some resources




Motivated college/university students and working young adults need high-quality, third-party guidance to unleash their full potential, actualize their best selves, and achieve the greatest outcomes.

Along with Team ThreeEQ, chief mentor Jason Ma masterfully guides our selected students 1-on-1 to plan well, define key goals, achieve the greatest outcomes possible, transform upward, and live more happily. Along the way, we profoundly hone and elevate our students’ pragmatic emotional, social, and leadership intelligence (“3EQ”) and mindset (visionary story and state), soft skills, strategies, and execution (“4S”). This empowers them to enjoy GREATER life-cycle impact, relationships, and peace of mind with parents and others, and to mitigate risks of future (major) opportunity losses in our turbulent, ever-changing world. In UHNW families, this may help smooth succession planning—all with sound family values.

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. With our mentorship, you will position yourself as an up-and-coming, impactful, compassionate, next-gen leader who thrives without the usual stress and anxiety of so many young adults.

Often, students and their families don’t realize how powerful our unusually effective, distinctive 1-on-1 guidance and mentorship is until they start working with us.

Start early, reduce stress, and achieve greater success with joy and well-being.



Exceptional Student Outcomes


Over the past 14 years, Jason Ma and his teams have provided 1-on-1 success coaching and mentoring that has transformed and elevated the lives of hundreds of college/university students and working young adults (including Jason’s own two Gen Z daughters!). Today, we at ThreeEQ are proud of our 100% success rate with coachable, committed, high-achieving students in selected Private Client families. 

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The following are some of the great outcomes that our students have achieved:

College/University Students
Professionals & Entrepreneurs
Rewarding internships, first jobs, and career pathways at Google, Apple, and various notable companies.

More optimized academic curriculum, school-year and summer activities, social lives, and well-being as competitive college students.

Impactful, rewarding jobs and careers at notable tech companies, enterprises, venture capital/private equity firms, investment banks, and family enterprises.

More optimized career and business strategies, activities, social life, and well-being as rising leaders at work.

Happier lives in college and the real world, without the high stress and anxiety many students experience.

Deeper relationships with and appreciation for parents, professors, employers, significant others, peer leaders, mentors, and other influencers.

Happier lives at work and socially without the high stress and anxiety many young adults experience.

Deeper relationships with and appreciation for family, significant others, bosses, staff, peers, mentors, and other influencers.

More positive, powerful mindsets, direction, strategies and execution, and employable soft skills. More positive, powerful mindsets, direction, strategies and execution, and career-advancing soft skills.


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


Jason Ma guest lecturing “How to Hone the ‘OS and Apps’ of Your Entrepreneurial Mind and Soul” to graduate and undergraduate students at Stanford University.


Right Now, You Are Probably a Bit Stuck

Situation 1

As a COLLEGE/UNIVERSITY STUDENT, you want 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 are unsure how BEST to do so.

Actually, many students at Ivy League and elite 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 worried about college admissions but didn’t build strong emotional, social, and leadership intelligence (“3EQ”) with high-quality, third-party guidance. Now they face incessant competition and lingering “imposter syndrome.” 

A strong, positive growth mindset, key soft skills, and sound habits take time to develop.

All the while, the best companies hire and develop only the very best candidates for their coveted internships and jobs. For example, Google’s hiring rate is 0.25% (1 hire out of 400 applications). “It’s 25X more competitive than the undergraduate admit rate of Harvard (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. 


Situation 2

As an ADULT/LEADER AT WORK OR IN BETWEEN, you want to grow, achieve, and live happily, hone employable soft and hard skills, build meaningful connections, do well in your current job or get a great next job, and pave an impactful, rewarding career path—but are unsure how BEST to do so.

Review the last 3 paragraphs in Situation 1 above.

So, which of the above two situations applies to you?

The good news? Regardless of your situation, we can create a plan to help you and guide you to achieve success with GREATER impact and short- to 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 you?



Our Top-Notch, Strategic, 1-on-1 Mentorship


Given that you are coachable and commited, with our guidance, you can achieve great results in key goals in your life stage, build a powerful mindset and soft skills, make a greater impact, live with more fulfillment, and potentially make a fortune throughout your career and adult life.

The secret to success for high achievers is having top-notch, personalized, third-party mentorship EARLY ON, at least starting NOW. ThreeEQ’s extraordinarily effective, time-tested, 1-on-1 success mentoring and coaching will help you optimize your goals and maximize your achievements, unlocking your authentic, best self.

Our success mentoring ensures 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 thoughtful and highly engaged leader who will have a positive impact on the world.

We will help you hone your growth and contribution mindset, employable soft skills and talent, and strategies and execution for greater impact and short- to long-term benefits.

In ThreeEQ’s uniquely powerful 1-on-1 coaching and mentoring method and process, we actively hone your “4S” and “3EQ,” which are defined as follows:

  • 4S:
    • Visionary story, including character (sum of all habits and choices)
    • Emotional and mental state of mind
    • Soft skills (in addition to hard skills) and talent
    • Relevant strategies and execution
  • 3EQ:
    • Pragmatic emotional, social, and leadership intelligence



To learn more about how we can help you, depending on your life stage, look under the following tabs:

Enhancing Purpose and Thriving as a University Student

We help you choose and optimize rigorous yet balanced course loads year to year, enhance your GPA, plan for test prep, and select a major (and any minors) that complement your personal interests and career aspirations.

We encourage and guide you in applying for meaningful and often highly selective internships (for which we may provide choices or connections, if appropriate, and certainly guidance) to obtain impressive work and leadership experiences and desirable skills. We also train you to maximize your contribution to relevant extracurricular/community activities and to build great relationships with your “ecosystem constituents.” This will better position you for a thriving career or a competitive university transfer application season.

Planning for and Applying as a Transfer to Highly Competitive Universities or Graduate Schools

If you are planning to apply as a transfer student to other competitive U.S. (or UK) colleges and universities, please see the bottom half of Personalized Success Coaching & Mentoring For High School Students. The planning and application process is similar but has nuanced, significant differences for university transfer and graduate school applicants (to MS, MA, MD, MBA, and PhD programs). We delight in helping our students optimize their game plan and maximize their success by steering them through this complex process.

Preparing to Succeed and Thrive in Your Career and the World of Work

We are committed to helping you become a leader of your industry in the Americas, Asia Pacific, Europe/Middle East, or globally.

We help you define powerful visions, set and achieve short-term and long-term career goals, transform creative ideas into concrete business proposals, and become more consistently effective in execution. Moreover, we help you enhance and sustain international-grade decision-making, communication, and people skills, prepare for job interviews, plan for and navigate family succession (if applicable), and thrive in a career or major family business.


IN SUM, by taking advantage of ThreeEQ’s foremost, personalized, compassionate, 1-on-1 mentorship, our ambitious students maximize their wins and successes, minimize their pain and opportunity losses, and achieve certainty and peace of mind. With our guidance, you will set a clearer direction, prepare wisely, achieve great results in competitive university life and/or career paths, and cultivate stronger, next-generation leadership and employable soft skills—while transforming powerfully upward and unleashing your full potential.

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




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

If the answer is yes, we can happily set aside 45-60 minutes for a complimentary strategy meeting with you (and your parents, if they will sponsor you). We will discuss your past, present, and hopeful future, and see how we can help you make your dreams a reality. This meeting will be profoundly meaningful and practical in preparing for your future. We can discuss by phone or, preferably, in our online Zoom room, where we can all be in different locations worldwide.

To schedule a complimentary strategy meeting, please go to ThreeEQ.com/apply. There, you’ll see a calendar of available time slots. Please pick a time that works for you (and your parents, if they will sponsor you). Note that ALL decision-makers must be TOGETHER in the meeting. Then, please fill out and submit the simple follow-on form for our understanding BEFORE the call—and let’s talk!



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, 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 X, millennial, and Gen Z 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 “raising your delta” mean.


  • Watch ThreeEQ CEO and Chief Mentor Jason Ma’s inspiring masterclass “Preparing for ‘3EQ,’ 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
  • Read Jason’s articles and a post:

  • Get Jason’s highly acclaimed book Young Leaders 3.0: Stories, Insights, and Tips for Next-Generation Achievers.