Hard Drive - Marc-Etienne Bussieres and Quadbridge

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Hard

Drive

MARC-ÉTIENNE BUSSIÈRES

My aunt and uncle Marjolaine and

Michel introduced me to golf

when I was 13 years old and their

son Matt introduced me to

Quadbridge, so you can say there

is a real connection there.

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arc-Étienne Bussières is everything

you’d expect from a world-class golfer. He’s

impressively elegant, composed and stylish

as hell. Coming off his recent victory at the

Desjardins Securities Master’s Tournament

in June, where he played a stunning 65 in

the final round, the rising star is now

preparing for the PGA tour.

There has never been a player from

Quebec who has played consistently on

the PGA tour. When I was young I wanted

to be that star player. Now that I’m much

closer to actually doing it, I have a

completely different mentality about it. I’m

really focused on being happy with where

I am. If it goes further, then great.

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Doesn’t matter if

you’re playing for a

dollar or playing for a

million dollars, you

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still just have to drive

arc-Étienne Bussières is everything

you’d expect from a world-class golfer. He’s

it. Stay in the

impressively elegant, composed and stylish

moment, stay in the

as hell. Coming off his recent victory at the

present. It’s the best

Desjardins Securities Master’s Tournament

in June, where he played a stunning 65 in

way to achieve the

the final round, the rising star is now

most success overall.

preparing for the PGA tour.

There has never been a player from

Quebec who has played consistently on

the PGA tour. When I was young I wanted

to be that star player. Now that I’m much

closer to actually doing it, I have a

completely different mentality about it. I’m

really focused on being happy with where

I am. If it goes further, then great.

MARC-ÉTIENNE

BUSSIÈRES

QUADBRIDGE | JULY 2018

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Hard

Drive

MARC-ÉTIENNE BUSSIÈRES

Quadbridge is proud to be supporting such a

strong contender from our hometown. When

he came to visit our offices this morning, it

felt good to see that he appeared to be just as

impressed by us as we are with him. In many

ways, Marc-Étienne’s journey looks a lot like

our own. Although Quadbridge has seen

steady progress since we started out in 2007,

our most recent years have been the most

exciting. We’ve grown to better understand

our own strengths and attributes. The

authentic relationships we hold with our

partners, clients, and each other allow us to

provide more value than ever before.

In golf, you are the only one responsible for

your success or failure, but at the same

time, you share that experience with others

going through the same thing. It is very

important to know yourself so you can

realize why you’re not performing. You

learn it through experience and discussions

with the people who know you well.

Marc-Étienne’s philosophy on the importance

of “self-awareness” resonates with us. He

says that you can only truly improve your

own process when you surround

yourself with the right people. As our

expansion accelerates across borders,

our primary focus remains to continue

valuing each of our relationships on an

individual basis.

“Doesn’t matter if you’re playing for a dollar

or playing for a million dollars, you still just

have to drive it. Stay in the moment, stay in

the present. It’s the best way to achieve the

most success overall.”

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MARC-ÉTIENNE BUSSIÈRES

“It’s all about the mental… I had one period

where I wasn’t doing well. I didn’t make the “cut”

four tournaments in a row and I was getting

wasted mentally. I was practicing hard and not

seeing results, getting stressed and starting to

feel the pressure financially. I ended up taking a

break from competition and getting a job at a

golf club. When I stopped playing for survival

and started playing for the right reasons again, I

became a better golfer than ever before. Now

that I’m back competing, I really appreciate

partners like Quadbridge who help me play with

the right mindset. They help me fix my software

so my hardware works better (laughing).”

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