About Us



Allen Tappe is the owner and president of The Tappe Group. He is a professional speaker, trainer, and coach whose mission is to equip people with the skills and knowledge necessary to achieve the success they choose to pursue. His style is interactive and listener friendly while his message is challenging and inspiring. Tappe is a member of the National Speaker’s Association and has been featured as the keynote speaker for various conventions and workshops.

Tappe is the creator of Purposed Performance, an operating system for personal performance, growth, and development. The anchor message of Purposed Performance that Tappe consistently teaches to all audiences is that an individual must “cross the line” from the bondage of being a victim to the freedom of being a purposed performer in order to achieve any real life success. Tappe provides valuable strategy and useful tools to help individuals make that vital choice. Tappe explains the Purposed Performance operating system in his two books, “The Power of Purposed Performance” and “Selling Real Estate on Purpose”.

For the past two decades, Tappe has worked with over 40 different industries and professions, addressing challenges ranging from cultural development and communications to sales and customer service. He has worked with a diverse client base that includes doctors and lawyers, as well as teachers and accountants. He has worked with technology specialists, along with corporate executives. His diverse background allows him to relate to people right where they live and work.

Tappe began his professional career as a collegiate tennis champion, then later became a winning collegiate coach. His background includes mortgage banking, counseling and ministry, real estate, sales training and management. He is a graduate of Abilene Christian University. He has been married to Barbara Tappe for the past 40 years. He is the father of three beautiful daughters and has five exceptional grandchildren.


Jill Santiago has been a valued member of the Tappe Group for the past 10 years. Jill’s role as Director of Business Development is all encompassing. Jill oversees our product sales and marketing, but she also serves as a speaker, a trainer and a coach for several of our business relationships.

While at The Tappe Group, she has trained various groups ranging from small medical practices to large industrial companies. In addition, she currently provides personal coaching for several business professionals across the country. The messages Jill communicates to those she trains and coaches are always based upon and consistent with the operating system of Purpose Performance created by her father, Allen Tappe.

Graduating with a degree in Organizational Communication from Abilene Christian University, Jill moved directly into a position in the Organization and Human Performance Division for Accenture, one of the top technology-consulting corporations in the world. While working for Accenture, Jill specialized in communication and training, and supported some of the largest electronic and telecommunications companies in the nation. Her cutting-edge training and her corporate experience, along with her life-long commitment to the operating system of Purposed Performance, make Jill a perfect fit for The Tappe Group.

Jill has been married to Hector Santiago for 10 years and has an extraordinary son, Benjamin and a precious daughter, Lila.


Garry Cope has been helping the Tappe Group with the Purposed Life Planning Summit since its early beginnings, and has recently increased his involvement. He is now assisting with data base management, web site and Facebook maintenance, some graphics work and alumni relations, as well as, other tasks as needed.

Garry has operated his own plastic card personalization business for more than 30 years gaining knowledge and experience in all areas of business management. Over the years several clubs and civic/religious organizations have taken advantage of his expertise in database management and web site development/maintenance.

Garry also serves as administrator, treasurer and coordinator of distribution with Allen’s 501(c)(3) SpiriTalk Inc CD project.