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Gini Graham Scott

Agent: Creative Communications & Research

Oakland, California, United States


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GINI GRAHAM SCOTT, Ph.D., J.D., is a nationally known writer, organizational/business consultant, sociologist, speaker, and seminar/workshop leader, specializing in organizational behavior, conflict resolution, creativity, social issues, and criminal justice. She is founder and director of Changemakers and Creative Communications & Research, involved in product development, promotion, and licensing. She has taught classes at several colleges, including Woodbury University, Notre Dame de Namur University, and the Investigative Career Program in San Francisco. Besides writing nonfiction, she writes scripts for films and teleplays.

She has published over 35 books on diverse subjects. Her books on organizational behavior, conflict resolution, and creativity include: WORK IT RIGHT! (AMACOM 2003), WORK WITH ME! RESOLVING EVERYDAY CONFLICT IN YOUR ORGANIZATION (Davies-Black 2000), RESOLVING CONFLICT (New Harbinger 1990), THE EMPOWERED MIND (Prentice Hall 1993), MIND POWER (Prentice Hall 1987), and THE CREATIVE TRAVELER (Tudor 1989). Her books on social issues include: HOMICIDE: 100 YEARS OF MURDER IN AMERICA (Contemporary 1998), YOU THE JURY (Seven Locks 1997), CAN WE TALK? THE POWER AND INFLUENCE OF TALK SHOWS (Plenum 1996, Pearson 1999), MIND YOUR OWN BUSINESS: THE BATTLE FOR PERSONAL PRIVACY (Plenum 1995), THE TRUTH ABOUT LYING (Smart Publications 1994), THE POWER OF FANTASY (Birch Lane 1994), and PRIVATE EYES (Paladin 1994, with Sam Brown).

Scott's books on sales, marketing, and law include: BUILDING A WINNING SALES TEAM (Probus 1991), SUCCESS IN MULTI-LEVEL MARKETING (Prentice Hall 1991), GET RICH THROUGH MULTI-LEVEL SELLING (Self-Counsel Press 1989), COLLECTION TECHNIQUES FOR SMALL BUSINESS (Oasis Press 1994, with John J. Harrison), DEBT COLLECTION (Oasis Press 1987), and COLLECT YOUR COURT JUDGMENT (Nolo, 4th edition, 1999).

Scott's books on groups include: THE COMPLETE IDIOT’S GUIDE TO SHAMANISM (Alpha Books, 2002); SECRETS OF THE SHAMAN (New Falcon 1993), SHAMANISM AND PERSONAL MASTERY (Paragon 1991), SHAMANISM FOR EVERYONE (Whitford 1989), SHAMAN WARRIOR (New Falcon 1988), and THE OPEN DOOR--TRAVELING IN THE USSR (New World Library 1990). Her screenplays, mostly in the crime, legal thriller, and sci-fi genres, include RICH AND DEAD, ROYAL FLUSH, DEAD BEAT, THE PARKING LOT, BRINGING GRANDMA BACK, WILD CHILD, BRAINSWAP, and DELUSION. RICH AND DEAD is expected to start filming in the spring of 2003.

As a songwriter, Scott has had cuts on several records, including: "The Truth about Lying" (Sun Star), "What I Told You on the Pillow" (Sealco), and “Listen to the Echoes” (Sheheshe Records). She has designed several lines of dolls and character licenses and writes children's books.

As a game and toy designer, Scott has had over two dozen games with major game companies, including Hasbro, Pressman, and Mag-Nif. She licensed GLASNOST: THE GAME OF SOVIET-AMERICAN PEACE AND DIPLOMACY to John N. Hansen (1988). The game received a 1989 International Clio for packaging. She was Nintendo's national spokesperson for Tetris II in 1994.

Scott has received national media exposure for her books (including appearances on Oprah, Montel Williams, CNN, and the O'Reilly Factor). She hosted a weekly radio talk show series, CHANGEMAKERS, featuring interviews on various topics, aired from 1991 to 1993 to 1 million listeners in over 70 countries. She received a Ph.D. in Sociology from the University of California in Berkeley in 1976, a J.D. from the University of San Francisco Law School in 1990, and AA degrees from Merritt College in Anthropology, Social Sciences and Police Sciences in May 2001. She is currently working towards an MA in Anthropology and in Organizational, Consumer, and Audience Behavior/Mass Communications at the California State University at Hayward.

Interests: law, ethics, criminal justice, creativity, conflict resolution, social issues, lifestyles

Published writer: Yes

Freelance: Yes


Published works:


  • Work With Me
  • The Complete Idiot's Guide to Shamanism
  • Making Ethical Choices, Resolving Ethical Dilemmas
  • The Truth About Lying