About Us

Who are Generation Leader?

We are an innovative UK business dedicated to management and leadership development within the healthcare sector. We are the creators of The Medical Leader Programme. The company was founded by Dr Hanieh Asadi, an Intensive care doctor and Nick Jenkins, an expert in developing online management and leadership programmes.

Why was the company created?

The founders identified there was a real need amongst healthcare professionals for an online programme made specifically for the sector which was:

  • Flexible and fully online so it can work around a very busy and sometimes unpredictable schedule.
  • Relevant and shares experiences from current healthcare professionals who understand the landscape and current challenges.
  • Accredited by the right awarding bodies so the learning can be used for formal purposes and for gaining recognised CPD credits.
  • Focused on the leadership requirements of the Medical Royal Colleges to ensure learning is aligned to industry standards.
  • Trusted so everyone can learn with the reassurance that the content is up to date and of the highest quality.
  • Affordable, as there are many subscriptions and fees that healthcare professionals must pay for each year.

With all of these important elements in mind The Medical Leader Programme was born: an online management and leadership course made for healthcare professionals and created by NHS doctors.

 

Dr Hanieh Asadi

Co-Founder of Generation Leader

Dr Hanieh Asadi is one of the founders and Directors of Generation Leader. Hanieh’s inherent curiosity for new academic challenges led her to move abroad and embark on a journey to become a doctor. 

Dr Hanieh Asadi is one of the founders and Directors of Generation Leader. Hanieh’s inherent curiosity for new academic challenges led her to move abroad and embark on a journey to become a doctor. She qualified with a Master’s degree in Medicine from Comenius University in Slovakia in 2011 and immediately started working as a medical doctor in Stockholm before moving to the U.K. to continue developing her career.

Hanieh has acquired a postgraduate degree in Medicine, designed and launched teaching programs for junior doctors, acted as the associate college tutor for the East of England deanery, published academic articles and presented at a number of national and international medical conferences as well as attended the Nobel Prize Award ceremony. Hanieh recently launched her own clinic delivering preoperative and postoperative expert medical care to surgical patients.

After spending almost a decade working as a doctor across a wide variety of hospital specialties, in particular intensive care medicine, she continued her academic journey in medical leadership. Having gained considerable experience across multiple medical and surgical specialties and numerous encounters with medical leaders she came to realize the importance of developing and refining leadership knowledge, skills and behaviours.

The Master’s in Medical Leadership at CASS Business School transformed Hanieh professionally as a clinician and also helped her develop the skills required to manage teams successfully and develop the confidence and knowledge to effectively lead with purpose. The time spent at CASS business school and a genuine passion for teaching has been the platform for developing Generation Leader with her founding partners.

When people ask Hanieh why she chose to form Generation Leader she says; “I would like to add value by helping all healthcare professionals develop their essential non-clinical skills and understand the importance of them”.

Mr Nick Jenkins

Co-Founder of Generation Leader

Nick Jenkins, one of the founding partners and Directors of Generation Leader, has ten years’ practical experience in designing and delivering global management and leadership programmes.

Nick Jenkins, one of the founding partners and Directors of Generation Leader, has ten years’ practical experience in designing and delivering global management and leadership programmes.

Having graduated from the University of Bristol in 2005 and achieving a Bachelor of Arts degree with honours in Classics and Ancient History, Nick relocated to Beijing to work in the business development team of a US based global logistics organisation. After three years of success in the position he was enrolled on the corporate management training programme in Shanghai, designed to develop future leaders of the business. The skills developed during this time led to his transfer to Kuwait City where he successfully developed the newest office in the region and a position he remained in for three years. The company became the market leader in the highly competitive GCC region. This international experience highlighted the importance of cross-cultural knowledge, situational leadership and local understanding amongst diverse global teams.

Nick returned to London to run the commercial function of an organisation developing management innovation programmes for the NHS and wider public sector. The programmes were seed funded by the Department of Health and the Cabinet office and designed to help implement government policy and improve public services in the UK by the diffusion of new ideas and new ways of working across all public bodies. The success of the company led to its acquisition by a leading education technology business.

For the next nine years Nick led the global commercial function and focused on ensuring all programmes made a genuine strategic and financial impact so that companies could realise the true business benefits of people development.

Nick understands the importance of “human skills” in healthcare and believes everyone in the sector should have access to the best management and leadership content which is delivered in a highly flexible, cost effective and impactful method. He co-founded Generation Leader with a team of healthcare leaders to make this a reality.