Atocrates – Origins

Pulling Together To Deliver Worthwhile Solutions Since 1989™

foundersAtocrates was established in October of 1989 and is now based in the Greater Toronto Area (Ajax), Ontario, Canada with senior associates in Calgary, Halifax, Montreal, Ottawa, and Detroit-Windsor, with international affiliates in The Netherlands, America, and Australia.

Atocrates, Inc. was founded by Trijntje (Tena) Ashby Hofstede and Dr. WGM (Bud) Lush, two individuals with extensive experience in organizational performance, project analysis, engineering / management consulting and training. The mentoring from founding chairman, USC’s Dr. Linn C. Stuckenbruck (Chair of Systems Engineering & Management and PMI Fellow), combined with their collective hard work, perseverance and the contributions of an every expanding and loyal team pulling together have enabled Atocrates to consistently deliver worthwhile solutions and training services to customers in the business, industry, government  and community project environments. Today we specialize in Advising & Consulting, Coaching & Mentoring, and simulation / experiential based Education & Training for industry and government. Our programs are in compliance with the standards of PMI®, IEEE®, INCOSE®, SCRUM ALLIANCE®, and IIBA®, the HOFSTEDE® Organizational Culture, Jungian psychological / personality evaluators, as well as the Petrides / TEIQ® emotional intelligence assessment.  We offer our programs through a network of top tier universities and colleges across Canada, the United States, Europe and the MENA, delivered by a very talented and dedicated team of professionals focused on five major disciplines …

  • Organizational Culture & Team Performance,
  • Strategy Execution, Change Management, Portfolio, Program & Project Management,
  • Agile / Scrum® Methodologies
  • Systems Engineering, and
  • Business Analysis


Our Standards and Guidelines: 

Toronto, Calgary, Halifax, Montreal, Ottawa, Detroit-Windsor,

Toronto Main Office:

T: 289-660-2707 … W:

  • Corporate Business, Partner Contracts & Scheduling: Chief Executive Officer – Tena Lush Hofstede
  • Global Compliance, Strategic Partnerships & Product Development: Chief Technical Officer – Dr. Bud MacAulay Lush
  • Project Management Compliance and College Programs: Program Director – Sylvie Edwards
  • Business Analysis Compliance: Program Director – Debbie Showler
  • Western Canada: Program Director – Doug Land
  • Southwestern Ontario: Program Director – Tina Vigneux
  • Consulting & Compliance: Program Director – Granville Gibbons
  • Blockchain Technology Research and Development: Advisor – Phil Mitchell

Our Motto:

“To be the most worthwhile consulting and learning experience for everyone we serve”

NOTICE: PMI, CAPM, PMP, PgMP, PfMP, PMI-SP, PMI-RMP, PMI-ACP, PMI-PBA, and PMBOK are registered marks of the Project Management Institute. INCOSE, ASEP, CSEP, and ESEP are registered marks of the International Council on Systems Engineering. CSM is a registered mark of the Scrum Alliance. CBP is a registered mark of the Cryptocurrency Certification Consortium (C4). IIBA, CCBA and CBAP are registered marks of the International Institute for Business Analysis.