302: Using Christmas Spirit to Revive Morale and Strengthen your People with Renae Baker

Renae Baker, author of Defeating Scrooge – How to Harness the Power of Christmas Carols to Revive Your Spirit Any Time of Year

Renae Baker and Bill Ringle discuss how the Renae has built a business around a very seasonal service and how songs and stories of Christmas can provide a boost to morale throughout the year for small business leaders and their teams.

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Top 3 Take-Aways from this Interview

  • People can lead through music through thick and thin.
  • The Christmas spirit is available to each of us all year round.
  • Taking care of ourselves and others is taking care of our frontline responders.

Interview Insights

  • Making music together in a group actually creates coordination, cooperation, and empathy among the group members.
  • Music is a gift when it actually helps you release sadness.
  • I have stopped caring what people think of my choices when I’ve made a choice that I feel is right for me.
  • Please take care of the doctors and the nurses by taking care of yourself and the people around you.
  • I don’t want to live without Christmas spirit.
  • People are in pain for various reasons and to try to feel like you’re supposed to be merry just makes it worse.
  • Carolers reach people in many ways during tough times.

Read the Show Notes from this Episode

  • Sharm Charmaine, a spiritual ed teacher that Renae met when she was in high school, just appreciated people and made them feel better through her smiles and enthusiasm left a lifelong positive impression on Renae.
  • Making music together in a group actually creates coordination, cooperation, and empathy among the group members.
  • Music is a gift when it actually helps you release sadness.
  • I have stopped caring what people think of my choices when I’ve made a choice that I feel is right for me.
  • Please take care of the doctors and the nurses by taking care of yourself and the people around you.
  • Some people are in pain for various reasons and to try to feel like you’re supposed to be merry, just makes it worse.
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Expert Bio

Renae Baker is a specialist in Christmas and holiday spirit.

Since 1997, she has been the founder and director of I S.M.I.L.E. in New York Productions, a company of Broadway holiday carolers who perform at some of NYC’s most iconic establishments.

Renae and her carolers have been featured on the Ginger New York Show, Fox’s Street Talk with Antwon Lewis, and in many radio and podcast interviews, including NPR, CBS and FOX, and in various newspapers.

Renae is also the author of “Defeating Scrooge – How to Harness the Power of Christmas Carols to Revive Your Spirit Any Time of Year” which is also available as an audiobook. She conducts Defeating Scrooge Spirit Saver Workshops and is a public speaker on holiday topics ranging from the holiday greeting controversy to the power of music to build bridges of harmony between people. 

Contact Info for Renae Baker

Web address: https://renaebaker.com/
Travels from: New York City

Resources Mentioned During the Interview

Books Authored by Renae Baker


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