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CCI Grad Profile: Rena Keller – Cannabis Helped Rena “Find Her Happy” and Now She’s Helping Others

Meet Rena Keller

Certified: Cannabis and Health Coach

Graduated:  July 2022

Location: Round Lake Beach, IL (Chicagoland)

Background and Qualifications:

As of July 2022, I was certified as a Cannabis Health Coach and have my own business called Rena’s Happy Healing & Alternative Care. I have successfully coached numerous clients and offer my services to coach a number of Pro Bono clients. I am a registered Agent of the State of Illinois to sell cannabis legally as a Product Specialist / Budtender for Altius Dispensary.

I take part in weekly to monthly continued Cannabis education training via Seed Talent and have numerous Certificates of Completion for vendor brand and product information as well as Cannabis Vendor Training programs.

Why are you a Cannabis Coach? 

I love and honor the Cannabis plant, its history, and its health benefits. I want to share my personal story and what it is has done for my mind, body, spirit, and soul.

Cannabis helped me find my happy again and transformed my entire life.

I want to help destigmatize Cannabis and help others understand how amazing this plant medicine is and how it can work for them and transform their lives in a more natural and holistic way.

How has cannabis impacted your life?

Cannabis has deep roots in my family. My mother is from Thailand, and Cannabis was used in her country in cooking and for medicines. Cannabis has helped my father, a United States Marine Corp Veteran and a 27-year veteran of the Chicago Police Department, cope with PTSD and chronic pain.

Cannabis has helped me cope with anxiety and stress and get restful sleep at night.

Cannabis has deep roots in my family and has impacted my work in the Cannabis industry not only on the physical aspect but a spiritual aspect as well. I honor and respect this amazing plant.

What are you fantastic at as a Coach? What’s your special sauce?  

Trust, empathy, intuition, and guidance.

Reaching out for help can be extremely difficult. The ability to help others open up because I understand them is unique to my intuitive coaching approach. Cannabis education, supplementation, and guidance to “Help your own Happy.”

Tell us about your best offering. 

I offer a unique program focusing more on the intentional use of Cannabis as a plant medicine to achieve health, wellness and happiness goals in a more holistic and natural way.

My clients benefit from gaining not only education on the supplementation of Cannabis into their health and wellness routines but also from my effective coaching skills to achieve an uplifting mindset to form new and healthy habits that last.

Who are the people who benefit most from working with you?

Everyone and anyone with an open mind and willing to try new ways of thinking and doing things.

Share some client testimonials.

New Cannabis User Testimonial

“I appreciated having someone to talk to, not only about what I am learning about the cannabis plant but having Rena to discuss my WHOLE well-being. Having Rena as a guide and coach is uplifting and good for the soul. Rena embodies this principle, and it comes through in her sessions.

I am much more comfortable with cannabis use and education and feel a bit more in charge of my life. I am amazed at how my body reacts to different strains or how that cannabis plant can enter your system in a variety of ways… and I am no longer “frightened” to walk into a dispensary!!! Great program for growth.” – TH

Experienced User of Cannabis Testimonial

“I am a regular cannabis user and use it to help with my anxiety. Before working with Rena, I was overwhelmed by the different plant medicine modes. I wasn’t sure if I was using it correctly or how much of the medicine I was taking in.

Rena taught me the basics of cannabis, and we dove into the endocannabinoid system. Rena also helped with other parts of my life, like my sleep schedule, movement, and goal setting. I am happy to report that I know the correct dose for my needs and am not anxious anymore.

With the anxiety out of the way, I can efficiently work on [other] goals. I picked up some hobbies I thought I could never do. I have a dedicated cannabis wellness routine, and I continue to use plant medicine with intentionality. Thank You, Rena…you are a treasure!!” – ZM

A word from Rena

Sometimes life is just hard, and we can’t seem to find our happy place. If you have tried a million different ways to cope with things such as depression, stress, or anxiety, email [email protected] and let Rena’s Happy Healing & Alternative Care help you…Help Your Own Happy!

Is it time for YOU to be a Cannabis Coach? 

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With love,



Andrea Meharg

Andrea Meharg is a Certified Cannabis Coach and Educator and the founder and CEO of Reveal Cannabis, a cannabis coaching and education agency. Andrea holds a B.A. in Psychology and Spanish and a Bachelor of Education. She's the head Cannabis Science Educator at CCI and loves nerding out!View Author posts

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