Looking for ways to say thank you for your mentorship to your mentor?
A mentor is someone who has been in your shoes before and knows the right things to say and do in order to help you grow. Without a mentor, it can be tough to get ahead in life.
A good mentor will encourage you, give you honest feedback, and push you to reach your goals. If you have a great mentor, make sure to show them your appreciation with a handwritten thank you note. Below are some examples of what you can write in your note.
#1 I can always count on you to be honest with me and give me constructive feedback. I know that it comes from a good place, and I really appreciate it. I hope that one day I can return the favor by being a mentor to someone else who needs it. Just as importantly, I will continue to follow your lead and guidance as my own career progresses. Thank you
#2 Thank you for always being there for me, even when things get tough. It’s amazing how much can change in such a short time period, but you have always been a rock for me to rely on.
#3 What a great experience I have had working with you. Your teaching has been insightful and relevant, and I appreciate your even-handed guidance. You’ve been a great mentor, teacher, and friend!
#4 Thank you for your time and effort in guiding me to success. With your help, I know that I will be a much stronger professional going forward. Your willingness to share your knowledge and experience with me has been invaluable.
#5 I’ve learned a great deal from you – both on the job and off – and I appreciate everything that you do to help. Thank you for making such a big difference in my career! Your guidance is always insightful and necessary.
#6 The mentors who believed in me as an individual were instrumental in helping me develop as a professional, and I am truly grateful to them. Thank you for challenging me not only as an employee but as a person too! You’re guiding hand was just what I needed at those moments when I wasn’t sure of myself.
#7 Thank you so much for believing in me and investing your time, energy, and expertise into mentoring me and guiding me in the right direction. I really appreciate it and cannot say that enough! Your help has been instrumental in my success to date, and I will never forget that.
#8 It was such a pleasure to work with you this year; you really made an impact on my life personally and professionally. Thank you for all of your support, encouragement, guidance, and friendship! You’ve taught me so much over the past few years.
#9 I am very grateful for your time and assistance with (insert project or task here). Your knowledge and experience brought great value to this project, and we couldn’t have done it without you! Thank you for pitching in when we needed it most, and thank you for being patient with me as I learned.
#10 Your mentorship is the key that has unlocked my potential. Thank you for being a part of my professional journey and helping me grow into the person I am today.
#11 You have given me so much to be grateful for throughout the years. You’ve provided me with guidance and support, and you’ve pushed me when I needed something to work toward.
#12 As far as I am concerned, you are not only my mentor but also a great friend; thank you for always being there for me!
#13 Your teaching has been invaluable over the past few months/years…I can’t imagine how things would have turned out without your leadership and direction. As always, I am truly grateful for all of your help and guidance.
#14 Thank you for everything we learned together this year. Your mentorship was an integral part of finishing school successfully—it certainly couldn’t have been done without your hard work.
#15 I have prepared these notes with the intent of showing you how much I appreciate your help in my career development. I hope you can feel it through the words I have chosen. You’ve played a significant role in who I am today and for that, I will always be grateful.
#16 Thank you for your never-ending support and guidance. I know that I would not be where I am today if it weren’t for your help. Thank you for being a great mentor and friend.
#17 There are so many things I want to say to you, but “thank you” seems like the most important place to start. Words cannot express how grateful I am for everything you have done for me, but know that I am truly appreciative.
#18 Thank you for your guidance, support, and wisdom – all of which are invaluable to me. I feel incredibly lucky to have you in my life and as my mentor.
#19 I hope these words suffice as a token of my gratitude for everything you have done for me. I am honored to be able to call you my mentor, and I will always be grateful for your guidance.
#20 Thank you for never giving up on me when I had already given up on myself. Your belief in my abilities gave me the encouragement to believe in myself again.
#21 Thank you for your time, your support and guidance, and most of all, for believing in me! You are an inspiration to me.
#22 I am so grateful that you took this journey with me. We have made quite a bit of progress since we first met, but there is still more to do. Thank you for helping me get started down the right path.
#23 Without our weekly meetings, I can’t imagine where or what I would be today. You have completely changed my life around with your guidance and wisdom; thank you!
#24 You showed faith in my abilities, and were unwavering in your support. You are truly an asset to me as I continue on my journey of self-discovery.
#25 It’s so hard to put into words what you mean to me. Thank you for always being there for me even when I didn’t realize it.
#26 I don’t know where I would be without your mentorship and inspiration! You have guided me through some tough times, cheered me on during the good times, and encouraged me along the way. Thank you!
#27 You have become a great friend as well as mentor over time, which makes this job much easier knowing that we could talk about anything outside of work too! Thank you for all the and guidance; it is very much appreciated.
#28 Thank you for always being by my side and for always having such positive feedback when I needed it most. I never would have made it this far without you.
#29 As someone who has had the opportunity to work with you, I would like to express my appreciation for everything that you have done. Your tireless commitment and guidance make you one of the best mentors in your field, and your contributions are truly unparalleled.
#30 Thank you for all the great advice over the years. From simple things like menu items to more challenging topics such as fundraising, I’ve always come away from our conversations knowing that “there is a better way” than what I was doing before. Because of our talks, I can clearly see what would not only look good on paper but also be something attainable in real life.
#31 I am so grateful for your support in my career. You’ve helped guide me on the right path and have given me the tools to be successful. I look forward to continuing our journey together and learning even more from you.
#32 A simple “thank you” seems insufficient for all that you have done for me, but it is heartfelt nonetheless. Words cannot express my gratitude for your guidance, support, and wisdom – it has truly been a privilege to learn from you.
#33 Thank you for being a role model and friend as well as a mentor. I have appreciated all of the advice, support, and wisdom that you have shared with me over the last year. I am very proud to have you as my mentor, and I know that there is no other person who would prepare me for the college experience better than you!
#34 Thank you for all of your helpful advice and support throughout my first semester at school. You helped me so much when I was feeling homesick and alone, and I will always appreciate everything that you did for me. There’s no one else like you!
#35 I’m not sure what I would have done without your guidance this past year. Your insights into my academic performance were invaluable—this letter is a small token of thanks for everything that you’ve done to help make my transition from high school to college a smooth one.
#36 Thank you for everything that you do as a mentor. You help bring some positivity into my life and I appreciate that. Thank you!
#37 I can’t imagine going through this transitional time without your guidance and support. Your encouragement, wisdom, and patience have supported me over the past year and helped make me who I am today.
#38 Thank you for always being there when I need someone to talk to or someone to guide me down the right path! You’ve been such a great mentor to me through all of this—I wouldn’t be where I am now if it weren’t for your guidance, advice, and encouragement. Thank you!
#39 Your advice has helped me to stay focused on my goals and to stay organized even when things get tough. I know that I still have a lot to learn, but I am grateful for everything you have done for me so far.
#40 I’ll never be able to fully repay you for all that you have done for me, but please know that I am very thankful. From the bottom of my heart, thank you!
#41 It has been a privilege to have you as my mentor. You have helped me grow in so many ways, and for that I am truly grateful. Thank you for being a constant source of support and wisdom.
#42 You’ve had a great influence in my life. I honestly believe that without you, my future would be very different. So I want to thank you for being in my life and showing me how to make the right decisions in business.
#43 I am so grateful for our ongoing mentorship! With your ongoing guidance, telephonic coaching, virtual workshops, career seminars and career fair events, I have received more training than ever before. I’ve really enjoyed being able to talk with you about various job opportunities too because of your connections in this industry.
#44 Thanks again for everything that you’ve done for me over the past few months/years etc… It is safe to say that if not for you I wouldn’t be where I am today.
#45 It has been an honor and privilege to have you as my mentor. You’ve helped me grow in ways that I never thought possible, and for that I will always be grateful. Thank you for everything.
#46 Thank you for all of your help and support! You really helped me see that I do have what it takes to be a success in this world.
#47 I am so grateful for your time, energy, and input. Your advice is always appreciated and welcomed. It has been such a pleasure learning from someone with so much knowledge and expertise.
#48 Your feedback is priceless, and I appreciate the amount of time you spend giving it to me. You know how challenging my job can be at times – your guidance definitely helps make things more manageable!
#49 You are the best mentor anyone could ever ask for. Thank you for being there when I need you most – I’ve learned so much from you already, and it’s only been a short time.
#50 Your ability to give sound advice, be a sounding board for ideas, and just listen when I need to talk has really meant a lot. It is so important to have someone to go to with our career-related issues, and I feel very fortunate that you are that person for me. Thank you for always being there for me!
#51 Thank you so much for all the advice and lessons which were given over the past couple of years. I can’t tell you how grateful I am for everything but, most importantly, thank you for giving me your trust.
#52 Thank you for taking time out of your busy schedule to help me with my career development! Thank you for believing in me and encouraging my growth as a professional.
#53 I cannot express how appreciative I am that you take the time to educate and guide me as we go through this process together. From brainstorming ideas to naming names, we have made some great progress thus far! Thank you again for helping me along this path and cheering me on every step of the way!
I personally thank my mentor for all of their guidance and encouragement in my college career. They have helped me grow in ways I never imagined and I am forever grateful.
I hope that this list will help you find the perfect message to send your mentor and show them how much they mean to you. It’s never too late to show gratitude!