We had the good fortune of connecting with Zach Schwindt and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Zach, how has your perspective on work-life balance evolved over time?
I used to be big on organizing time for work and time for rest. I feel like everything is much more chaotic now, but not in a bad way. I think that is the natural cycle of growth. I have grown a lot in 2020, both personally and professionally, and I would like to continue this growth into 2021, but I feel as if it’s time to step back and put some more effective systems into place so I know things remain sustainable. I am much more focused on building a sustainable workflow than learning how to balance work and rest.

Can you give our readers an introduction to your business? Maybe you can share a bit about what you do and what sets you apart from others?
Origin Vanilla is an all-natural flavoring company working directly with growers across the world. We have partnered with various independent farmers, cooperatives, and other vanilla-producing entities from who we purchase our raw materials from. We later create value-added flavoring products with vanilla beans, such as powders, liquids, and pastes. We have a very unique position in the market as we are able to see our vanilla go from green beans on a vine on the other side of the planet, so a delicious cake on someone’s birthday.

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My support team at Smirk’s has been a huge help. Donny, Nick, and the rest of the team at Smirk’s have allowed me to dig deeper into the food industry and pick up knowledge that I could have never learned on my own. I’m very proud to be a part of such a great and fast-growing food company

Website: www.originvanilla.com
Instagram: www.instagram.com/zach_schwindt

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