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Curran’s Story

The name “Curran” derives from Managing Partner Steve Shields Scottish lineage. Curran originates from Gaelic 10th century and translates to “spear and hero”. Further it represents honesty, bravery and being loyal; attributes we strive for as a company every day. The spear has stood the test of time as it is one of the earliest and most important tools developed by early humans. It is reliable, powerful and efficient.  Curran sees itself as a tool to help organizations.


Curran was founded by Managing Partners Steve and Fran Shields in 2003. Previously Steve and Fran helped build two other consulting companies which are sustainable multi-million dollar organizations today. Their companies provided services across Canada and in Ireland.

Curran's Keyhole, Unlock Your Potential

Unlock Your Potential

The Company

Curran has a very specific focus providing objective unbiased consulting services in 4 service areas. We leverage our experience and your knowledge and insights to achieve results. Our firm is independent from any product or vendor, and firmly believes consultants should be project, not operationally focused. The owners Steve and Fran Shields, each have over 25 years of consulting experience working with small to large organizations in both private and public sectors.

LoyaL, Reliable and Honest

Objective and Unbiased

Proven Results and Experience

The Team

Curran is a small, focused and experienced team of professionals. Steve and Fran have a thorough understanding of what it takes to run organizations and achieve results. Combined, they have over 60 years of proven, referenced experience and knowledge.

Steve and Fran’s skills, experience and personal attributes are complimentary in a manner that provides you with a unique and well-rounded perspective. Their expertise in customer service and management adds that little extra in making Curran the dynamic effective team it is today. In their work, they incorporate a quality review process to ensure project success and client satisfaction.


Fran Shields

Management Consultant and Professional Coach


Steve Shields

Management Consultant and Management Advisor

The Engagement Approach

Our service approach is to provide:

Clarity of your objectives – “what success is for you”

An objective, unbiased, neutral perspective

A ‘get in, get the job done and then get out’ approach

Continuous, consistent, constructive two-way communication

Quality, honest, and direct when making suggestions and recommendations

A style that leverages and builds on your knowledge and assets


The Service and Value

Curran combines: extensive business, information management and technology, project expertise, practical useable tools, methods, innovative thinking and creative approaches. Curran provides the following services:

Project / Initiative Success Assurance Reviews, Post Project Reviews, Fairness Monitoring

Projects can lose sight of their original intent and expected outcomes. Curran works with you and provides unbiased, constructive health checks on your projects to help obtain the business value you are striving for.

Business Case and Opportunity Assessment Development and Training

All too often business decisions are made in haste.  Business cases and opportunity assessments help to support well thought out decisions by assessing options to determine the most effective decision going forward.

Professional Coaching

Steve and Fran have been providing Coaching and Advisory services for over 20 years to all levels of organizations in Canada and Ireland.

General Management Consulting

Our management consulting practice helps organizations improve their performance, solve problems and find better ways of doing things.

The Experience

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  • Authored Methodologies and Training
  • Speaking Engagements

Addiction and Mental Health

Associations and Volunteer Organizations
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Breast Cancer

Associations and Volunteer Organizations
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Business Case Methodology, training and tool kit

Authored Methodologies and Training
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Business Process Engineering Handbook

Authored Methodologies and Training
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Canadian Information Process Society

Speaking Engagements
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Certified PMI Trainers

Authored Methodologies and Training
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Chamber of Commerce

Speaking Engagements
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Coaching Teams

Authored Methodologies and Training
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Corporate Challenge

Associations and Volunteer Organizations
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Edmonton Police Foundation – Member

Associations and Volunteer Organizations
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Erickson Professional Coaching

Authored Methodologies and Training

Facilitation Techniques

Authored Methodologies and Training
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Authored Methodologies and Training
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Health Symposiums

Speaking Engagements
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MS 150 Bike Tour

Associations and Volunteer Organizations
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National Board for Canadian Information Processing Society

Associations and Volunteer Organizations
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Need2 Suicide Prevention

Associations and Volunteer Organizations
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Northern Alberta Institute of Technology

Speaking Engagements
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Ontario Human Resources Association

Speaking Engagements
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Peninsula Celebrations Society – Board Director

Associations and Volunteer Organizations
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Project Management Institute

Speaking Engagements
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Sidney Lions Food Bank

Associations and Volunteer Organizations
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Team Development

Authored Methodologies and Training
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University of Alberta Faculty of Extension

Speaking Engagements
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World Masters Games

Associations and Volunteer Organizations
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Youth Suicide Prevention

Associations and Volunteer Organizations
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YWCA – Board Director

Associations and Volunteer Organizations
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The Partnerships

Curran is fortunate enough to have working relationships with the following organizations

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