Jan. 3, 2021

Expat Imposter Syndrome

Expat Imposter Syndrome

Have you ever had the deep feeling and/or fear of being a fraud? I used to struggle with it sometimes, but since moving to Germany, imposter syndrome seems to be a part of my daily life. I feel it when speaking German. I feel it when buying groceries at the farmer's market. I feel it when in the workplace.

Melissa, aka Intentional Expat, lived in Spain and the Netherlands for a decade before moving back to her home state, Washington in the US. Melissa has a PhD in Clinical and Health Psychology, which she uses in her work as an expat life coach - making her the perfect guest for this topic. Melissa shares with us the 5 types of imposter syndrome, how to identify it in your life, and what to do to succeed in your expat life despite feeling this way.

We mentioned some resources in this episode, including:

I don't love listening to my own voice, but I push through and relisten to this episode sometimes because it has just so much to teach me. You can listen to it here.