My friend, who is totally not me, may have an upcoming opportunity to do something she's been wanting for a long time. She's worked very hard to build rapport with a couple of clients who happen to be in the same general vicinity of where this upcoming opportunity may or may not be.

Is It Gauche?

Should my friend email these clients about said upcoming opportunities and ask them to keep an ear to the ground for her, or is it gauche because she's still in her current employment situation? (Obviously not from her work email.)