IMO, Institute for Human and Organizational Development, (originally Dutch: Instituut voor Mens- en Organisatieontwikkeling) introduces horizontal leadership and horizontal organizing. We support people in organizations to do that. They take steps in their development and they take responsibility for the development of their organization out of a living impulse for freedom. Watch: “We support to change” 

That is because

People want to realize their impulse with each other and with their clients in common respect. They do this in the light of the whole and they do this in a space of freedom, out of a personal initiative and not impelled by a forcing concept.
As IMO colleagues we connect ourselves to the final responsible person of the client organization and work together with all those who have a personal need and are searching for the next development step of their organization.

Our approach

We work in a horizontal way with warmth, movement, creating sense. We share our love for our client and his organization, we take initiatives. Total commitment and mobilizing the will is our strength. We start from the development potential. We not only develop knowledge but we also participate fully in the development process of our client organization. We do this in various countries, bringing in a broad international network.

Our background

Our background can be characterized as follows: We have entrepreneurial experience, we are people oriented and include all interested parties, we are a group of various specialists who want to see the whole, we take time for reflection and personal development. Our observation is that the individual can develop himself when (s)he lives with a question.


IMO Heritage

Adriaan tells about the IMO heritage in 11 videos.


IMO boardmembers tell what is inspiring for them.

Support to Change

Members of the IMO board tell about their drive: to support change.

IMO Partners

A few clients of IMO in Brazil describe the meaning of the IMO approach for their development.


Some IMO colleagues express their inspiration of being a leadership consultant.

The IMO impulse

Some IMO colleagues express their inspiration of being a leadership consultant.

Masterclass Leadership Brazil

Participants talk about the personal impact of the masterclass.

Masterclass Leadership Italy

Masterclass Leadership Italy

IMO Methodology

Adriaan Bekman tells about essential elements of the methodology of horizontal leadership.

Video Productions: Alexandre Macedo

The Mission of IMO is connected to the Bernard Lievegoed Impulse, a pioneer in the field of human and organization development.

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