Brenda Hodge
Brenda leads all aspects of Nuance's marketing function working to develop the go-to-market approach, building the Nuance brand to drive growth, and expanding client relationships to increase loyalty. She joined Nuance from Optum where she most recently served as Chief Marketing Officer for the Provider Market segment. Brenda’s career spans multinational sales and marketing leadership roles at companies such as GloStream, Allscripts/Misys Healthcare Systems, and SAS Institute.

BHodge’s stories

Celebrating Nurses Week Through the Voice of Our Modern-Day Super-Heroes

Every minute, every hour, every day, people around the world depend on nurses for their health and wellbeing. That’s been true for centuries, but it’s perhaps never been more true than it is today. When we think of the super-heroes we grew up with, they ran toward challenges to help people and make a difference […]

World password day

When you were a kid, did you ever build a tent fort over the dining table? Or were you lucky enough to have a treehouse? Or a clubhouse? Did you have a secret password?  Were you like me and thought that the secret password would keep everyone out of your cloth fort? As hard as I tried, […]

At the End of the Day… We must empower people

As we continue to transform into one Global Marketing organization at Nuance, it has become obvious to me that the key to our success is to empower each person in the organization.  And so, I  began to reflect on what creates empowerment. I know empowerment takes time and focus. Empowerment also requires give-and-take from both […]

At the End of the Day…it’s a privilege

Last week my husband had shoulder surgery. We are very fortunate that he has a world-class surgeon and that we have good insurance. The operation cost over $55,000; however, our out of pocket was just under $1,000. My husband has been in a lot of pain and ready to get his shoulder repaired. While in […]

At the End of the Day…benefit all stakeholders

I was pleased to read that the Business Roundtable last week redefined the purpose of a corporation. Previously, corporations were defined to exist primarily to serve shareholders. The Business Roundtable’s new statement signed by 181 CEOs, is a commitment to lead their corporations for the benefits of all stakeholders – customers, employees, suppliers, communities, and […]

At the End of the Day… gather knowledge

Last week I traveled to Atlanta to a training facility we often refer to as going to “camp.”  Although the accommodations are basic, the work we do there together is always worth the trip. A cross-functional group gathered to share knowledge on some of our competitors and discuss our right to win against those competitors.  […]

At the End of the Day…stand up for what you believe in

Most of us were cheering on the U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team over the last couple of weeks. The July 4th holiday timing of the games seemed to make cheering the U.S. on even more fitting and enjoyable. Winning two consecutive Women’s World Cup titles is just awesome! Fans and new followers have been so […]

At the End of the Day…acceptance leads to more joy

“God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change; Courage to change the things I can; And the wisdom to know the difference.” Reinhold Niebuhr I recently experienced a once-in-a-lifetime family vacation. We planned it months ago and have been looking forward to it ever since. It was our first time in […]

At the End of the Day…own your mistakes

Despite the best of intentions, we all make mistakes. Mistakes make us human. I always am surprised by people or companies that do not own their mistakes, much less attempt to fix them. Recently, my husband and I had some yard work done. The company made a few mistakes; it was an expensive service, so […]

At the end of the day… everyone walks a different path

My youngest daughter is graduating from the University of North Carolina (UNC), Chapel Hill this weekend. I am very proud of the fact that she’s been a great student, graduating as a business major from Kenan-Flager business school, as well as a political science double major. She will graduate as a Buckley Public Service Scholar […]

At the end of the day… we need each other

I recently saw statistics on what contributes to our health and was surprised to see that individual behaviors contributed 40% while genetics were only 30%. I also recently had the pleasure of hearing a keynote from Dr. Vivek Murthy, former U.S. Surgeon General. Given his vast knowledge and experience, I expected to hear an in-depth […]

At the end of the day … bring more joy to work

Have you ever thought about what makes for a good day at work? Is it if you had a chance to generate new ideas?  Is it completing a project?  Working with a fabulous team is certainly a part of my everyday joy. I believe the majority of people take pride in their work and want […]