Molly Lukes

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Career Readiness, Change Management, Communication, Emotional Intelligence, Executive, HR, Leadership, Management, Mindfulness, Teamwork

Wake Forest, NC


Molly Lukes is a certified HR and Coaching professional with PHR and SHRM-CP and certifications. Molly has over 18+ years’ experience in recruiting, on-boarding, professional development, performance management, employee relations, coaching, implementing HR processes and programs across organizations, and acting as a leadership liaison and coach. She earned a Bachelor of Arts from Catawba College in Industrial Psychology. Molly brings innovation and applies them to people leadership, aligning business needs with a valuable employee experience, and prioritizing investments in talent and leadership development to enable growth. She has a passion for working in high-energy, fast-paced growth companies, building high-performance teams, mentoring young professionals, growing companies from start-up through acquisition stage, and helping people, teams, and organizations see their possibilities and potential.

Molly prides herself on getting to know the needs and wants of each person and organization she works with to understand the drivers and the culture. She customizes her approach for each person and company based on the unique nature of the person’s backgrounds, wants, needs and values and the diverse nature of the industry and the company’s people. Molly is motivated by the human aspect of human resources and coaching and aligns her practices and approach to focus on what will be best for the company and people.

Molly is a long-term member of Raleigh-Metro SHRM and the Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM). She also is a member of Raleigh Professional Women’s Forum, Women Business Owners Network, Triangle Organizational Development Network, Triangle Talent Executive Forum, and Raleigh ICF.

Molly has coaching training and certification through Gabrielle Bernstein, Inc Spirit Junkie Master Class, IAM Happy@Work Program offered through Karen Tax and Associates, Essentials of Coaching Certification and Trainer Training through Ken Blanchard Companies, Boost Mental Toughness and Leadership Master Class offer through Boost Leadership, and Life Coach Certification through the Life Coach Institute of Orange County.


The play back notes you provide after coaching session are incredibly valuable to me. I save them to my phone and review during my hectic week, sometimes while stuck on the tarmac waiting for a flight, and others while in the back of an Uber car. Makes otherwise non-productive time become my personal “thinking” time.” JR, CEO 2. “I am very pleased with your coaching approach and look forward to your support in helping me reach my career move.
— AK, Senior Business Strategy