Leveraging Connection with Grace Koh

Deb SoholtInfluential She Podcast

This episode features the High Leverage Practice of Connection with Grace Koh.  The daughter of Korean immigrants, she lives up to her namesake in fostering influential connections.  From negotiating D.C. “food fights” to being present and courageous when conversations are difficult, she will inspire all to grow in the skill of connection.  Through her story-telling Grace uncovers how implicit connection has always been in her life, and now claims it as truly explicit and a  driver for her authentic place in the world. 

Grace Koh is the Vice-President of Legislative Affairs for Nokia, advancing public policy priorities on Capitol Hill and in the Administration.  As a 15-year veteran of Washington, D.C., she has earned a reputation for bipartisanship and strategic advice influencing change in Congress.  She has extensive experience in the cross-section of geopolitics, technology and trade both domestically and abroad.

Grace’s rich experience includes being U.S. Ambassador to the 2019 International Telecommunication Union’s World Radiocommunication Conference in Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt, where she led the 125 member delegation in negotiating successful outcomes for U.S. spectrum (5G) and satellite policy.

Koh also served as Special Assistant to the President for technology, telecom and cybersecurity policy in the White House, and as Deputy Chief Counsel to the U.S. House of Representatives Energy and Commerce subcommittee on Communications and Technology.  In the private sector, Grace worked as a lawyer in multiple capacities.  She has a B.A from Yale University and a J.D. from the University of Pennsylvania Law School.