The Backstory

Amidst the twists and turns of life, one defining moment emerged - a profound choice that turned grief into purpose. From that turning point, The Invitation was born - a journey of longevity equipping you to embrace a second life of endless possibilities...

In the intricate tapestry of life, there are moments that shape our purpose and spark something inside of us.

For Nis, the founder of The Invitation, one such defining moment arrived with the sudden, heart-wrenching loss of her father, who collapsed in her arms. He wasn't just a parent; he was her guiding light.

This poignant event marked a turning point—a deeply personal awakening.

As she navigated grief and contemplation, she began engaging in conversations with others, exploring new experiences that could reshape lives in a profound way.

Recognising the limitations of fleeting one-off events, Nis envisioned a more lasting transformation.

Then, the world was thrust into the turmoil of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Uncertainty permeated every aspect of life, prompting people to seek meaning and purpose, reevaluating their priorities and aspirations.

During this period, Nis's vision for The Invitation became not only relevant but essential.

The pandemic became a revelation—an opportunity to redefine lives and align with the dynamic nature of modern existence.

The Invitation emerged as a response to the collective desire for connection - to oneself - offering an open invitation to embark on a journey that awakens curiosity, transformation and ignites inspiration.

While we spend our earlier years pursuing goals and accolades, the essence of your second life lies in embracing a new beginning—a "day one" where longevity principles guide you to live deliberately and experience the richness of what truly matters.

It's a life that doesn't just dream of the procrastinated "one day" but boldly embraces "day one" of a transformative journey toward longevity. Nis has hosted "day one" experiences for over a decade to begin the transformation for the rest of your life.

This is the invitation to step into your second life—a life that celebrates every moment.

It's time.

The Vision

We envision a profound transformation for our clients: a gateway to your second life, where you embark on a tailored path to unlock the opportunities in front of you.

What does that mean for you?

The Invitation awakens your "second life" — a journey of endless possibilities.

At the heart of this journey is our community, where bonds are forged, lasting friendships are made, and valuable connections are nurtured.

Our team of dedicated professionals supports you in breaking away from the ordinary and embracing a life that celebrates each moment.

At The Invitation, we thrive on the harmony between lifespan and healthspan.

Our longevity principles guide you to live deliberately and purposefully, allowing you to lead yourself towards a future of lasting fulfilment.

Together, we'll design a personalised plan that enhances your journey to self-leadership with longevity as your guiding star.

Step into your second life enriched with more 'first times' and less procrastination.

Here, we bid farewell to the "one day" mentality and champion "day one," sparking inspiration and connections with others in our community.

The Invitation isn't just about living better; it's about celebrating the essence of life itself.

Your second life is destined to be rich with meaning and purpose, a celebration of your life, and a new way of living.

It's an extraordinary journey of profound choices and a deeper appreciation for what truly matters — to you.

Begin your second life with The Invitation.
Get in touch for a call , and together we will explore this captivating adventure together.

Our Story

Nis is driven by a deep commitment to helping individuals cultivate a better quality of life.
Her belief in her clients, their inherent power, and their ability to create a profound impact is what brings her purpose. As a trusted advisor and high-performance coach, Nis is dedicated to guiding discerning clients on a transformative journey of longevity.

Based in London with roots in Cape Town, her no-nonsense approach and deep understanding of human nature allow her to be a trusted advisor to individuals across corporate, academic, and private sectors. Specialising in mentoring UHNW private bankers, leading mindset retreats, and coaching C-suite leaders, you will discover the inner reservoirs of resilience, wisdom, and purpose that are within you.

With over two decades of experience, Nis draws from her extensive training and education, which began with her original mindset coach—her father. Influenced by his success in the competitive world of professional golf, she understands the power of the mind under pressure. Her holistic approach is grounded in an intelligent framework, underpinned by established principles of longevity.

Through her deep work and empathetic guidance, Nis helps clients develop a personalised plan that aligns with their vision. She delves into the depths of their potential, enabling them to cultivate a strong sense of self-worth and become architects of their own success. Nis provides a safe space for reflection, recalibration, and equips her clients with the tools they need to create a tailored plan for their second life.

She will help you navigate the crossroads, overcome obstacles, and find the courage to step into a more fulfilling second life. Embrace the invitation to awaken and embark on a life-changing journey towards lasting happiness and success.

Our mission is to empower you to improve your quality of life.

During the pandemic we worked hard to evolve our concept, reassessing how we looked at our lives, how we wanted to live, and how the concept of time related to this.

People are living longer - the old rules no longer apply. 

People are recognizing they’re being parents to their parents - nobody mentioned that as part of your lifeplan before right?

It's time to rethink what retirement means to you. 

It used to be a mark of success but now it's getting longer, leaving people to feel irrelevant for decades leading to a decline in physical and mental health. 

Successful role models are reinventing themselves, finding purpose and building balanced life portfolios, making continued course corrections when needed.

The last few years have also shown us new possibilities, new ways of working and living

Our professional and personal worlds are more intertwined than ever before.

and sets the stage for an incredible personal adventure to discover what a second life looks like to you.

Meet The Founder

Nis Arend

South African living in London.
High-Performance Coach to dedicated professionals across industries. Founder of The Corporate Confidante and the Top 1% Club.

Specialised in mentoring Ultra High Net Worth private bankers and hosted mindset retreats for C-suite leaders.

Award-winning dancer. Fierce advocate of personal growth. 3 dogs. Passionate about longevity in life.

My mission in life is not merely to survive but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style.

~ Maya Angelou
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