A focus on mindset and its impact on individual and organizational performance is at the root of The Pacific Institute's transformational process.

We have served clients in over 60 countries and 23 languages, working with over half of the current Fortune 1000 companies, as well as governments, educational institutions, professional athletes, sports teams, and other organizations. To date, more than 6.5 million people around the world have participated in our programs.


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Chris Scaffidi

Chris Scaffidi, Director of Market Development for The Pacific Institute, has more than 15 years of experience in the industry. He is a nationally recognized speaker, and partners with organizations to develop strategies to improve employee engagement, motivation and maximize performance. 

Presently, Chris oversees The Pacific Institute’s Catholic Education Initiative. The initiative collaborates with dioceses to optimize school cultures and elevate performance. In addition to Chris’ work in Catholic Education, he currently consults with community banks around the country, helping them to develop employee engagement and change readiness strategies.  Chris is dedicated to community development work with U.S. cities, helping to build “cultures of collaboration” between government, private business and education.    

Chris’ consulting experience also spans a variety of industries, including pre- and post-secondary education, private sector business, United States Military, professional athletics, federal government and social service institutions.  He has been involved in The Pacific Institute’s Higher Education Initiative, which serves over 300 colleges around the United States.  Chris has done extensive work with the United States Department of Labor, Office of Job Corps, helping the agency to both assess and create change readiness strategies across the nation.    

Chris received a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from UCLA and a Master’s degree from Gordon Conwell Theological Seminary.

Chris lives in Cedar Rapids, Iowa with his wife Dee Dee and their 6 children: Mark, Olivia, David, Christopher, Benjamin and Sophia.


Douglas Solomon

Douglas Solomon serves as an advisor to The Pacific Institute. Douglas is an award-winning business development specialist, and has been providing finance, marketing and fundraising solutions for private and faith-based schools and non-profit organizations for over 25 years.

As a publisher and partner with Parents Plus Inc., developed Boston Parents Paper and other parenting media properties. The company’s success spawned the regional parenting niche industry. Upon the sale of Parents Plus in 1999, Douglas launched Solomon Media LLC, providing donor management and online giving solutions for private and faith-based schools and non-profit organizations. In 2006 the firm was acquired by FACTS Management, the nation’s leading provider of business management solutions for private and faith-based schools.  

As a senior vice president with FACTS, Douglas cultivated lasting relationships and strategic alliances with education and diocesan leaders across the country. Douglas led the launch of the organization’s donor management service, with a focus on providing fundraising solutions for schools; he assisted in creating marketing and public relations campaigns including concept and content development; and he developed go-to-market strategies for new and emerging markets.

Douglas and his wife, Lynn Bulkley Solomon, both hold Bachelor’s degrees in Communication from Stonehill College (Easton MA). Douglas and Lynn are life-long supporters of Catholic schools, and are active in leadership and fundraising initiatives on behalf of Catholic schools nationally. They reside at Mink Pond Farm in Wilmot, New Hampshire with their daughters, Brooke and Rette.