I think its more relevant whether or not he's willing or unwilling to participate in the investigation to understand what is wrong with this boy(s). Assuming we're sticking with the Understanding Goal (which I think is good) he seems Willing, right?
It sounds like we all really like Be-er. What would be interesting now would be to print out the four storyforms that we have to choose form and see if maybe the Signposts fit better for one or the other.
The similar points would be: Change, Start, Be-er, Optionlock, Success, Good, Activities, Understanding, Senses, Perception. Then we would have one with Linear/Action, Holistic/Action, Linear/Decision and Holistic/Decision.
My pre-guess speculation? There should be a Hairpin sequence with Cole's revelation being the big turnaround in the middle of the story. He seems Willing to me, so I hope Decision gives us that Hairpin in the middle (and I'm guessing Linear, but I can be argued out of that).