Our volunteer coaches know that every widow client is different, each having their own set of unique challenges. However, we do see some questions come up repeatedly. If you have a question about one of your widow clients, please look through our list to see if it’s already been answered for you. If not, you can join our community of coaches on Linked In where you have an opportunity to share your situation or question with other coaches for feedback. Click here to request to join this private group.
As you ask and receive answers to your questions, this list will grow and our coaching community will have more information at their fingertips.
When you work with a Wings for Widows’ client, you both sign an agreement that states you are offering pro bono services and will not charge for any of the work you do during the engagement. Similarly, it states that you will not solicit your client during the engagement. But what if the client solicits you?
The best course of action is to defer this possibility until after the engagement is completed. It makes sense for you to “know your client” before entertaining the idea of a more permanent advisory relationship. If you are solicited, you might say something like this: “<Name>, that might be a possibility, but right now let’s focus on all the work we have to do during our engagement. Okay?”
If, after the engagement is completed, your client solicits you, you are free to accept them as a client if you wish. You’ve already developed a trusted relationship with them and have a great foundation of knowledge, so it may make sense for you to continue the advisory relationship once the engagement concludes. This could well be a win-win scenario.