I found how we ended the class interesting. Learning how Karl, Jonathan, and Katerina fall in different parts of the spectrum when it comes to providing individual coaching to members of the team as a team coach.
Personally, I lean more toward Katerina's school of thought. The way I see it, my ability (or lack thereof) to navigate the confidentiality and other dynamics are not the central question for me. Even if I can keep everything separate, my central question would be 'is this the best decision for this team?'
In an ideal scenario, I would ask a trusted colleague to handle parallel 1-on-1 coaching when doing so is the best course of action for the team.
However, one thing that made this less black and white was hearing Karl share how he is aware of the knowledge he gains when navigating that scenario and how he is intentional and ethical in its use. That makes sense and even if it would not be my go-to approach, I will keep it as an option
So as it often is in life...it depends