Episode 45: Boundaries, Self-Care, and Accommodations: A Conversation with Hannah Olson

March 29, 2024
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In this conversation, Nitika Chopra interviews Hannah Olson, the founder of Disclo, a company that revolutionizes workplace accommodations. They discuss Hannah’s journey as an entrepreneur and the challenges she faced. They also explore the importance of setting boundaries and practicing self-care. Hannah shares insights into the creation of Disclo and its mission to provide a safe and confidential platform for employees to disclose their conditions and request accommodations. They also touch on the new product, Disclo Hire, which focuses on interview accommodations. The conversation concludes with a discussion on thriving through balance and sustainable leadership.

Empathy meets innovation in the journey of Hannah Olson, Co-Founder and CEO of Disclo, a revolutionary HR software helping companies to automate ADA accommodations at scale. Hannah’s own experience navigating her early career while undergoing intensive treatment for Lyme disease sparked the idea for her first venture Chronically Capable, which grew to be one of the largest and most-used disability recruiting platforms in North America. Today, she is known globally for her disability advocacy, with recent features in The NYT, Forbes, Inc Magazine, and more.

The Topics We Explore In This Episode

  • Setting boundaries and practicing self-care are essential for entrepreneurs, especially those with chronic illnesses.
  • Disclo is a platform that simplifies the process of requesting workplace accommodations, providing a safe and confidential environment for employees.
  • Disclo Hire is a new product that focuses on interview accommodations, empowering candidates to disclose their conditions and request support from the beginning.
  • Thriving as an entrepreneur involves finding balance and practicing sustainable leadership.


  • 00:00 Introduction and Background
  • 07:53 Becoming an Entrepreneur
  • 14:07 Navigating Boundaries and Personal Impact
  • 16:59 Challenges and Lessons Learned
  • 28:24 Disclo: Revolutionizing Workplace Accommodations
  • 33:30 Disclo Hire: Interview Accommodations
  • 35:31 Thriving through Balance and Sustainable Leadership

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