Maria Asuelimen

the dynamic Managing Director and Founder of AMA Consulting LLC, brings over 18 years of rich experience in leading diverse teams towards operational excellence and leadership development.

With a deep-seated expertise in fostering organizational excellence, Maria specializes in transforming leadership practices to navigate the complexities of modern work environments.

Her extensive background, spanning community organizations, academia, government sectors, and industry, coupled with her unique perspective as a woman of African descent, empowers her to offer invaluable insights for leaders striving for balance and effectiveness in their roles. At the helm of AMA Consulting, Maria has been instrumental in driving nationwide initiatives for U.S. federal agencies, aiming for unparalleled organizational excellence, program success, and technology compliance. Under her leadership, the firm has grown significantly, enlisting a robust team of over 150 seasoned Consultants, Trainers, and Subject Matter Experts, and successfully managing multiple high-value government contracts.

A passionate educator, Maria hosts the bi-weekly AMA Lunch Time Learning (‘AMA LTL’) webinar series and spearheads the annual Magnificent Leadership Conference (‘MLC’), contributing to the growth and empowerment of leaders across various sectors. Renowned for her engaging speaking engagements, Maria addresses key issues in business growth, leadership innovation, empowerment, and spiritual maturity at prestigious leadership and business conferences.
Maria Asuelimen
Maria’s academic accomplishments include a Bachelor's degree in Psychology from the University of Maryland Baltimore County, an MBA from the University of Maryland University College, and an Executive Coaching certification from Georgetown University. She is also a certified Myers Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) practitioner and an International Coach Federation certified executive coach, credentials that underscore her commitment to developing transformational leadership.

Rooted in her faith in Jesus Christ and her devotion to her family, Maria resides in Bowie, Maryland, with her husband and their four children, affectionately known as 'The Fantastic Four.' Her life and work are a testament to the power of purposeful leadership and the impact of nurturing genuine connections within communities and organizations alike.

In March 2024, Maria is set to broaden her impact with the release of her much-anticipated book, "The First One." This pioneering guide is dedicated to trailblazers—the first in their families, communities, or organizations to step into leadership roles. Maria's book addresses the unique challenges these leaders face, offering them a roadmap to develop a confident, authentic leadership style amidst the absence of precedents. Drawing from her extensive experience and personal journey, Maria provides practical strategies, insights, and encouragement to help 'firsts' navigate their leadership paths with assurance and purpose. "The First One" promises to be an essential resource for leaders seeking to forge their way with resilience and vision, further cementing Maria's role as a vital voice in leadership development.


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